Asean Para Games: Singapore's football five-a-side team lose 0-2 to Vietnam

Singapore players (in red) defending against Vietnam during their blind five-a-side football match on Dec 8, 2015.
Singapore players (in red) defending against Vietnam during their blind five-a-side football match on Dec 8, 2015. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Singapore's final match of their football five-a-side campaign at the Asean Para Games (APG) ended in defeat on Tuesday, as they succumbed 2-0 to Vietnam in their third-round robin match.

Goals from Vong Thanh Duoc and Vo Thanh Trieu sealed the tie.

The defeat sees the Republic finish bottom of the four-team group, while Vietnam finish third with four points.

Malaysia clinched gold after stunning defending champions Thailand 2-1 in their final round-robin tie on Tuesday evening.

Despite the defeat, Singapore's Melvinder Singh said he was proud of his team's performance.

He added: "We gave the best of our capabilities. Our coaches gave us a lot of motivation although we lost two of the other games.

"Even though we came in fourth place, the way we played - considering that we only trained for three months - I think we are the champions.

"I've learnt that with these disabilities we have, we can still do so much."