|Nguyễn Khắc Khiêm of Việt Nam (right) scores a goal in his team 3-0 win over Malaysia in the ASEAN Football Federation U16 Championship 2016. — Photo aseanfootball.org|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam made a good start at the ASEAN Football Federation U16 Championship when they beat Malaysia 3-0 in the Group A opener in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Sunday.
The win allowed the team to lead the group at the National Olympic Stadium.
Việt Nam’s robust start saw Nguyễn Khắc Khiêm delivering the lead after just six minutes, with a drive from inside the box.
The hapless Malaysian defence was punished yet again in the 68th minute via Nguyễn Trọng Long before Nguyễn Hữu Thắng finished things off deep in injury time.
The group also saw Singapore defeating the Philippines 3-1 to take the second spot.
In the other match, played across town at the Army Stadium, Australia were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against a gritty Myanmar side.
Việt Nam will next face Australia today. — VNS