The team beat Malaysia 2-1 in the final match of the ASEAN region’s qualifying round in Thailand on December 9.

Vietnam beat Malaysia 2-1 in the final match of qualifying round (ASEAN region), in Thailand on Sunday. (Photo:

Vietnam only took three minutes to open the score thanks to a goal by Nhan Gia Hung.

After the break, Malaysia bounced back and leveled the score with a goal scored by Ahmad Harith Naim Mohd Nasir in the 23rd minute.

With the game nearly over, Huynh Mi Woen netted to secure victory for Vietnam in the 40th minute.

With two wins and two draws, Vietnam had eight points to top the qualifying round.

For the record, Malaysia had also lost two other preliminary fixtures - Thailand and Indonesia with 4-2 scorelines, respectively.

The two runners-up, Indonesia and Thailand, had the same points of seven and also qualified for the finals, which will be held in Iran.

Source: VNA