Thailand win AFF Futsal Championship following Malaysia win

Thailand won the 13th title following the thrilling 4-3 win after extra time against Malaysia in the 2017 AFF HDBank Futsal Championship final on Friday.

Overwhelming their opponents right after the kickoff, Malaysia quickly took a lead with two goals from Mohamad Awaluddin Nawi and Mohd Ridzwan Bakri.

Thailand’s inexperienced defensive line had to struggle to cope with strong attacks from Malaysia and narrowed the deficit with a goal by Sosawaeng in the 12th minute. But it was Malaysia who went ahead again in the 23rd minute with Muhammad Awalauddin.

After the break, Thailand fought back by striking two more on the scoreboard to make it 3-3. Both sides were forced to play into extra time.

Youngster Ronnachai Jungwongsuk became the hero of Thailand as he beat Malaysian keeper Azrul Hadee Taufiq for the fourth time on the night.