ASEAN Para Games blind football round-up
Date: December 7, 2015
The 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015 are underway in Singapore and blind football is one of the big sports on the event programme.
Four teams are competing in the blind football competition, including the hosts and newcomers Singapore. The competition kicked off last Friday and concludes tomorrow.
Thailand leads the table after match day two on six points. The Thais beat Vietnam 3-0 in the opening match thanks to two first-half goals from Panyawut and a strike from Kittikorn in the second half, and followed up this strong star with a 5-0 win over Singapore yesterday, with Kittikorn bagging a hat-trick and goals from Panyawut and Wayu.
Caption: a Thai players shoots at the Vietnamese goal during last Friday's game.
Malaysia also made a strong start to the competition on match day 1, defeating hosts Singapore by 3 goals to nil thanks to a hat-trick by Mohd Azwan Bin Azhar. Yesterday's match against Vietnam ended in a 0-0 draw, so Malaysia sits on four points and needs a win against Thailand to take gold.
Match day 1 – Friday December 4th
Match day 2 – Sunday December 6th
Caption: Thailand and Singapore line up before yesterday's match.
Caption: Vietnam and Malaysia line up before their game yesterday.
The medal places will be decided tomorrow when Singapore takes on Vietnam (17:00 local time) and Thailand and Malaysia face off for gold (19:00 local time).
Fomer England international David Beckham visited the competition and was highly impressed with the skills on show. He posted a video on Instagram and commented "The level of skill in this game is incredible."
Caption: David Beckham enjoys the match between Singapore and Thailand. Photo: Reuters for SAPGOC.