Midfielder Nguyen Huy Hung was named man of the match when Vietnam played Malaysia in the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup's semi-final's first leg, and could become one of the best midfielders in the ASEAN region, according to the Malaysian edition of goal.com.

Hung absolutely bossed the midfield and was outstanding in his all round display. Winning 93.3 percent of his duels and with a 100 percent tackling record, he completely shut down Malaysia's midfield engine.

With an 80 percent passing accuracy, Hung was the instigator of Vietnams's counterattacks. The speed with which Vietnam broke had the Malaysians defending in sixes and sevens and, Hung was pivotal.

The website also said that if Hung continues to develop, he will definitely become one of the best midfielders in the ASEAN region, but also perhaps at higher levels.

For the semi-final's second leg to be held at Hanoi's My Dinh National Stadium on December 11, Japanese referees will officiate over the game.

Experienced referee Toma Masaaki will be in charge. In November 2011, the 41-year-old became the first foreign referee ever to be invited to officiate in a match in England's FA Cup when he was chosen to referee the First Round match between Brentford and Basingstoke Town.-VNA