Football: Cubs exit AFF U-16 C'ship; Malaysia & Indonesia enter s-finals

SINGAPORE were eliminated from the Asean Football Federation Under-16 Championship on Thursday - their slim hopes evaporating after crashing 2-4 to Laos in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

At the Zeyar Thiri Stadium, Syukri Mohd Bashir scored in the ninth minute. But the Cubs let in four straight goals before Ameer Hakeem's consolation strike in the 88th minute

Malaysia and Indonesia qualified comfortably from Group B after a goal-less draw at the Wunna Theikdi Stadium. Both sides have eight points, with Malaysia group winners on better goal difference.

Earlier, Singapore had drawn 1-1 with both Malaysia and Indonesia, and beaten the Philippines 2-0.

In the semi-finals, Malaysia face Group A runners-up Vietnam while Indonesia take on first-time competitors Australia.