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Thailand pips Indonesia to eye 17th football SEA Games gold


Thailand’s national football team stormed into the final of the SEA Games, beating Indonesia 1-0 in extra-time on Thursday evening.

Both sides failed to score during the first 90 minutes of their gruelling semi-final match at Thien Truong Stadium in Vietnam.

Thailand striker Weerathep Pomphan broke the deadlock in the 95th minute, which was enough to ensure Thailand a place in final after keeping Indonesia at bay for the rest of the extra-time.

The intense battle resulted in three players being shown the red card — two Indonesians and Thai midfielder William Weidersjo.

Thailand will face the winner of the match between hosts Vietnam and Malaysia in the final on Sunday evening.

A victory will bring Thailand its 17th gold medal for football.

Thailand pips Indonesia to eye 17th football SEA Games gold

Published : May 19, 2022