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CHAMPIONS! THAILAND WIN THE AFF SUZUKI CUP FOR THE FOURTH TIME WITH DRAMATIC FINAL MATCH


The Thai National Team led by Muangthong United goal keeper Tawin, have won the AFF Suzuki Cup and are now the top team in Southeast Asia.

Along with Tawin, four other Muangthong United players were also selected for the national team: Sarach Yuyen, Atit Daosawang, Sarawut, and Chainarong.

The War Elephants almost didn't make it. They entered the match with a 2-0 goal advantage following a decisive win at home. However, the 90,000 fans at the Kuala Lumpur stadium spurred on the Malaysian side. Within 5 minutes a penalty had been awarded and the Malaysian team went ahead. Then a goal was added at the end of half time, and again early in the second half. The Thai team were down 3-0.

Yet coach Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang is today proud of his team for they continued to push and scored two goals before the match ended. Thus, Thailand won 4-3 on aggregate.

The win ends a 4 year drought as the top team in Southeast Asia, however, it is also the fourth time Thailand have been champions. Also, for Zico, this is a tournament has won 3 times as a player, and now a fourth as coach.


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