Asean Para Games: Thailand and Malaysia too good in football 5-a-side

Paisan Saecho celebrates after scoring against Malaysia during the Cerebral Palsy football match on Nov 3, 2015.
Paisan Saecho celebrates after scoring against Malaysia during the Cerebral Palsy football match on Nov 3, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Defending champions Thailand kicked off the 8th Asean Para Games football 5-a-side competition with a 3-0 win over Vietnam at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on Friday.

Despite missing a couple of penalties, the Thais were the better side throughout, with goals from forwards Panyawut Kupan and Kittikorn Baodee securing a comfortable victory.

In the night's second match, hosts Singapore went down 0-3 to Malaysia.

Thailand will face hosts Singapore next on Sunday, while Vietnam will take on Malaysia.

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