|Việt Nam is to play Australia on Sunday in the final of the ASEAN U16 Football Championships. — Photo 24h.com.vn|Viet Nam News
PHNOM PENH — Việt Nam is to play Australia on Sunday in the final of the ASEAN U16 Football Championships after they defeated the host Cambodia 1-0 yesterday.
50,000 football fans filled up the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh to watch the semi-final.
Khắc Khiêm opened the score line for Việt Nam in the 27th minute with a close-range finisher after a free kick setup from outside the box.
Cambodia sped up the pace of the game as they were mounting attacks in hope of finding an equaliser. However, Việt Nam’s goalkeeper Hữu Tuấn denied the host’s numerous attempts at goal with his superb performance.
Australia secured a place in the final after an intense 90-minute (3-3) and a penalty shoot-out (5-3) versus Thailand in the other semi-final.
Việt Nam beat Australia 3-0 earlier last week in their clash during the group stage. — VNS