Young Socceroos on track for semis despite Malaysia defeat


The Young Socceroos remain in the box seat for a Semi Final berth at the 2019 AFF U-18 Championship despite losing to Malaysia on Tuesday night.

After winning their first three matches of the group stage, Gary van Egmond’s side went down 3-0 at a sweltering Thanh Long Stadium.

All three goals came in the first half, with speedy striker Luqman Hakim Shamsudin scoring either side of Muhammad Azam Murad’s goal from a corner.

Despite the loss, Australia will reach the Semi Finals if they win their final match against Singapore on Thursday.

With a strong goal difference, a draw in that match is also likely to be enough for the Young Socceroos to advance.

Upcoming Matches – Young Socceroos | 2019 AFF U-18 Championship | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Singapore v Australia
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 4.30pm (local); 7.30pm (AEST)