India crash out of ASEAN Cup losing 2-5 to Vietnam
Bangkok: India on Saturday crashed out of the
Yamaha ASEAN U-13 football tournament after losing 2-5 to
Vietnam in their second match on Saturday.
India, who were beaten 0-2 in the opener against Thailand
A, once again put up a sloppy show as the youngster failed to
match with the Vietnamese rivals agility during the hour-long
The Indian team were pegged back by Vietnam`s attacking
display as they struck in the 8th, 19th and 23rd minute.
For India Premananda Singh struck twice during dying
moments of the first half.
However after the change of ends, Vietnam scored a couple
more to wipe out any chances that India were to have in the
"I am very disappointed with the result. We could have
won it after making it 2-3 in the first half. The guys were
outdone by the agility and fitness of the Vietnam players. The
midfield was weak, I just cannot imagine such a scoreline," a
visually disappointed team manager Arnab Bhattacharjee said.
India participated in the tournament for the first time
after the Kolkata boys qualified in the national qualification