Thailand and Myanmar stayed joint-top of Group B in the 2013 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after both played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
It was the hosts who took the lead at the Thuwunna Stadium when Nay Lin Tun struck in the 33rd minute; rising highest in the opposition area and finding the net with a powerful header.
However, Thailand hit back two minutes after the break when Pravinwat Boonyong netted for the second match in a row, which ultimately proved enough to force the draw.
The result leaves the War Elephants top of the group ahead of Myanmar on goals scored as both have a goal difference of five.
In Saturday’s earlier kickoff, Indonesia’s hopes of making the semi-finals were dealt a real blow as they were held to a 0-0 draw by neighbours Timor Leste.
Group B action concludes on Monday and Myanmar only need to avoid a four-goal defeat to Merah Putih to progress, while Thailand can guarantee their spot in the last four with anything better than a draw against bottom side Cambodia.
Saturday’s 2013 SEA Games Group B Results
Timor Leste 0-0 Indonesia
Thailand 1-1 Myanmar