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Men’s Football: Thailand ousts Laos

BINAN, Philippines–Thailand banked on a late brace from Suphanat Mueanta to eliminate Laos from playoff contention in Group B play of the Southeast Asian Games men’s football competition at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Tuesday night.


Just when everyone thought both teams will settle for a goalless draw, Mueanta struck one for Thailand in the 90th minute, and in the fourth minute of stoppage time, he sealed Thailand’s win with another goal.


The win momentarily forced a tie between Thailand and Vietnam for the top spot in Group B with nine points each.


However, Vietnam will see action later Wednesday against Singapore with an opportunity to regain solo first place.


Also, Indonesia has a chance to at least tie Thailand again as it will take on Brunei in a match that will simultaneously start with the Singapore-Vietnam match at the Binan Football Stadium here.


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