SINGAPORE, June 15 — Vietnam sent Indonesia crashing into the international football wilderness with a 5-0 drubbing in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games bronze medal match today.
Four first-half strikes, including a well-taken brace from Vo Huy Troan, guaranteed an unhappy send-off for Indonesia who now start an indefinite suspension from international competition.
Vietnam, smarting from their 2-1 semi-final defeat on Saturday to unfancied Myanmar, had an easy start when defender Hansamu Yama Pranata handled in the box.
Mac Hong Quan tucked away the penalty on 13 minutes, but Vietnam did not have to wait long before they doubled their advantage eight minutes later.
Vo, put through on goalkeeper Teguh Amiruddin, finished with aplomb and then celebrated by fishing a Vietnam flag from his socks and brandishing it to the crowd.
But there was more to come from Vo, who buried a screamer from 25 yards for his fifth goal of the tournament on 41 minutes.
Nguyen Huu Dung finished neatly with a first-time half-volley in first-half injury time, before captain Que Ngoc Hai turned in Do Duy Manh's shot on 71 minutes.
Indonesia now leave Singapore without a SEA Games medal as they search for a way to resolve the organisational turbulence which prompted their ban by FIFA. — AFP