Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia to meet; Lions set for Japan duel

Three of Southeast Asia’s traditional heavyweights – Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia – will face off in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers are they were all drawn in Group F on Tuesday.

The draw for the second round of qualification took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and saw a total of ten teams from Southeast Asia find out their path to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which will see each of them play eight matches from June to next March.

Apart from the World Cup, the qualifiers will also double up for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, which means Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia all stand an excellent chance of progressing to the continent’s biggest tournament.

Although Iraq are favourites to finish top of Group F, the trio of Southeast Asian countries will all fancy their prospects of fighting it out for second place, given the remaining team is minnows Chinese Taipei.

Over in Group E, Singapore and Cambodia both face a tricky route to the next round after being pitted against Asian giants Japan, Syria and Afghanistan.

Malaysia find themselves in Group A along with regional rivals Timor-Leste, although they will be aware they will have to get a result against either United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia or Palestine to have any chance of advancing to the Asian Cup.

Neighbours Myanmar and Laos will meet in Group G along with Korea Republic, Kuwait and Lebanon, while Philippines face Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Korea DPR and Yemen in Group H.

2018 FIFA World Cup Second Round Qualifying Draw

Group A: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Timor Leste, Malaysia

Group B: Australia, Jordan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh

Group C: China, Qatar, Maldives, Bhutan, Hong Kong

Group D: Iran, Oman, India, Turkmenistan, Guam

Group E: Japan, Syria, Afghanistan, Singapore, Cambodia

Group F: Iraq, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei

Group G: Korea Republic, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Laos

Group H: Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Philippines, Korea DPR, Yemen


2014 AFF Suzuki Cup Team of the Tournament

The final ball has been kicked and it is Thailand who have emerged triumphant after being crowned champions of the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Given they were widely regarded as favourites before the tournament began, it should come as no surprise that they have reclaimed their status as the number one side in Southeast Asia for the first time since 2002.

Over the past month, several members of the War Elephants established themselves as national heroes following their pivotal roles in bringing a fourth regional crown back to Thailand, including the likes of Kawin Thamsatchanan, Chanathip Songkrasin and Charyl Chappuis.

However, a number of players from Malaysia can also hold their heads high after leading their side to an impressive – and what many assumed was impossible – run to the final, while Philippines and Vietnam also gave a good account of themselves before ultimately falling at the semi-final stage.

Here, Football SEA picks our best players from the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup in a 4-2-3-1 formation, including seven substitutes, as well as our top coach from the tournament.

GK: Kawin Thamsatchanan (Thailand)

He may not have been the busiest of goalkeepers given the Thais dominated almost all their matches, but – whenever he was called upon – Kawin proved to be equal to the task.

The Muangthong United man’s finest game was arguably the 0-0 draw against Philippines in the first leg of the semi-finals, when he refused to be beaten even after his side were reduced to ten men following Adisak Kraisorn’s dismissal.

Kawin got better as the tournament wore on and kept a vital clean sheet in the first leg of the final after producing fine stops to deny Norshahrul Idlan Talaha and Indra Putra Mahayuddin, which went a long way in helping the Thais claim the title.

RB: Simone Rota (Philippines)

If there were doubts over who Philippines’ first-choice right-back was ahead of the tournaments, there should no longer be any after Rota’s determined displays throughout the tournament.

The 30-year-old’s campaign got off to a fine start when he opened the Azkals’ account with a well-taken equaliser in the 4-1 Group A win over Laos, which helped settle their nerves after Khampheng Sayavutthi had fired their opponents in front.

Rota came face to face with some of the region’s most-dangerous wingers, including Zulham Zamrun and Kroekrit Thaweekarn, but never lowered his colours apart from one testing encounter against Vietnam’s Pham Thanh Luong during the group stage.

CB: Shukor Adan (Malaysia)

Alas, it was not to be for the 35-year-old as he failed to finish off his international career with a Suzuki Cup winner’s medal.

But Shukor will have no shame in the manner in which he signed off on his 14 years with Malaysia, especially given how many questioned his selection in the squad before the start of the tournament.

Handed the captain’s armband by Harimau Malaya coach Dollah Salleh, Shukor relished the challenge of leading his troops and at times looked to be the only one holding the shaky backline together, and was arguably his side’s best player throughout.

CB: Tanaboon Kesarat (Thailand)

With Thailand boss Kiatisuk Senamuang opting to leave out experienced defenders like Panupong Wongsa, Chonlatit Jantakam and Nataporn Phanrit, many wondered how the backline would hold up against the region’s deadliest strikers.

To be fair, it was in defence where the War Elephants looked the most vulnerable at times but they ultimately got the job done, and Tanaboon deserves plenty of credit for the way he stepped up despite his tender years.

Blessed with an ability to read the play, strong physical attributes as well as good technique, the future looks extremely bright for the 21-year-old, who also showed in the 2-0 Group B victory over Myanmar that he’s more than capable of being deployed in midfield.

LB: Peerapat Notechaiya (Thailand)

Peerapat started the tournament as Kiatisuk’s first-choice left-back in the 2-1 win over Singapore, although a niggling injury then saw him replaced by veteran Chayapat Kitpongsritada in the next two games.

But once he regained full fitness, the BEC Tero Sasana starlet was straight back into the team and displayed remarkable maturity for a 21-year-old, as well as impressing with his tireless running down the flank.

Thailand may currently be blessed with a host of talented left-backs, including 2013 Thai Premier League Player of the Year Theerathon Bunmathan, but Peerapat could just make the position his own if he continues to develop and realise his full potential.

CM: Sarach Yooyen (Thailand)

Given the number of famous names in the Thailand side, it was perhaps easy to overlook a pint-sized defensive midfielder by the name of Sarach Yooyen, although those who did notice him would be aware of just how important he was to the team.

Despite his slight frame, the Muangthong youngster had plenty of bite in his challenges as he looked to shield his defenders, but it was the way he broke up opposition attacks with his understanding of the game that made him stand out as an anchorman.

Once he had won possession, he was always looking to get his team on the front foot with his precise distribution, and he was also never afraid to have a go himself; his blistering freekick in the second leg of the final that forced Farizal Marlias into a flying save eventually led to Chappuis’ pivotal strike.

CM: Safiq Rahim (Malaysia)

It can be argued that Safiq still did not display his true ability despite finishing the tournament as the top scorer with six goals, and playing as a traditional central midfielder no less.

Given his obvious talent, the Johor Darul Ta’zim playmaker did not always get into the game and lacked the urgency in several key moments when his side needed it badly.

But for sheer impact and ability to keep his nerve in the biggest moments, Safiq gets the nod after his four clinically-taken penalties, along with a fine individual effort and a sublime freekick, helped Harimau Malaya get as close to winning the title as they did.

RW: Amri Yahyah (Malaysia)

Along with Shukor, Amri was perhaps the one Malaysian player that emerged from the tournament with plenty of credit to his name.

His selflessness and versatility have always been known to fans given how he’s often been deployed as a winger rather than his favoured position as a striker, but the way he – at times – looked to singlehandedly drag his side over the line was nothing short of inspirational.

Amri may have finished the tournament with only one goal to his name but much of the good work he produced was done in the build-up, and he did almost provide the goal of the tournament in the 3-2 Group B loss to Thailand after his stunning 60-yard lob over Kawin came crashing back off the bar.

AM: Phil Younghusband (Philippines)

For the third tournament in a row, the Azkals progressed to the last four to reaffirm their status as one of Southeast Asia’s major forces.

Despite having got among the goals in 2010 and 2012, Younghusband unfairly entered the tournament with queries from some quarters over his big-game mentality, despite being Philippines’ all-time top scorer at the age of 27.

By the time his side had played their opening two matches, those doubts had been emphatically dispelled with two goals and three assists to his name and although he failed to add to that tally thereafter, he often loomed as his side’s likeliest source of something special and seemed to excel playing as a second striker.

LW: Chanathip Songkrasin (Thailand)

Granted, it was Kroekrit Thaweekarn, and not Chanathip, that was Thailand’s first-choice left winger throughout the tournament but given the way the latter freely roamed the pitch, is it really possible to pinpoint a fixed position where he was deployed in?

One thing is for certain – whenever he received the ball in the attacking third, he was almost always unstoppable with his phenomenal control, sublime dribbling and blistering pace.

Nonetheless, he also bucked the trend of most silky attackers by regularly looking for his team-mates rather than go it on his own, and was deservedly named the Most Valuable Player of the competition.

ST: Le Cong Vinh (Vietnam)

Before the start of the tournament, there were rumours that coach Toshiya Miura was considering leaving Cong Vinh out of his final 22 and, following a couple of quiet years at club level, it was certainly fair to ponder if we had seen the best of the one-time golden boy of Vietnam.

While his campaign may have begun on the bench, it took him just 13 minutes to make an impact after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2-2 draw against Indonesia; latching onto a weak clearance header and sending a spectacular first-time volley into the top corner.

Cong Vinh went on to finish the campaign with four goals to his name, including a well-taken brace in the 4-2 loss to Malaysia in the second leg of the semi-finals, and was the most-impressive spearhead in a tournament that really lacked genuine quality from the out-and-out strikers.

Coach: Kiatisuk Senamuang (Thailand)

A gold medal at last year’s Southeast Asian Games and a remarkable fourth-place finish at this year’s Asian Games – was there anything left for Kiatisuk to achieve?

The answer was a resounding yes as the legendary former Thailand striker became the first person to win the Suzuki Cup both as a player and coach, gaining a new legion of fans across the region in the process for his cool demeanour on the touchline, as well as the way he always conducted himself with immense class.

Kiatisuk’s reputation has now been further enhanced by the fact that he is the man that ended the War Elephants’ 12-year wait to reclaim the AFF crown, which was made even more impressive by the fact that the average age of his squad was just 24.

The future is bright for Thailand, and the future is certainly bright for Kiatisuk.


GK: Hassan Sunny (Singapore)

Hassan ultimately did not get much of a chance to prove his worth given Singapore’s disappointing group-stage exit, although he was one of the Lions’ best performers and continues to rival Kawin as the region’s number one goalkeeper.

FB: Zulkifli Syukur (Indonesia)

One of just two Indonesia players to start all three Group A games, Zulkifli – at times – looked like the only player in the side with a remote idea of how to defend, and deserves credit for the way he regularly covered Achmad Jufriyanto and Muhammad Roby.

CB: Le Phuoc Tu (Vietnam)

At 30, Phuoc Tu was the oldest player in the Vietnam side along with Le Tan Tai but more than held his own against younger, faster and fitter opponents, only to be ultimately let down by some shambolic defending from Dinh Tien Thanh, Nguyen Van Bien and goalkeeper Tran Nguyen Manh in the 4-2 semi-final second-leg loss to the Malaysians.

CM: Charyl Chappuis (Thailand)

The new poster boy of Thai football – Chappuis certainly proved he is capable of delivering the goods after grabbing four goals, although he still has room for improvement given the way he went quiet for significant periods in a couple of matches, as well as his tendency to go for the killer pass too often.

WG: Vu Minh Tuan (Vietnam)

While many expected Nguyen Van Quyet to be Vietnam’s brightest spark before the tournament began, he failed to really fire and instead it was Minh Tuan who proved to be a real threat down the right with his enterprising runs and direct style of play that really caused problems for his opponents, especially against Laos and Philippines.

FW: Indra Putra Mahayuddin (Malaysia)

Although the veteran did not start any of Malaysia’s first four matches, he had such an impact coming off the bench that it was impossible for Dollah to leave him out thereafter, and he went on to become Harimau Malaya’s most-creative outlet in the attacking third in their charge to a runners-up finish.

ST: Khairul Amri (Singapore)

Like Cong Vinh, Amri was one of the few out-and-out strikers that managed to put in a series of consistent displays, even though he only had three games to showcase his abilities. His dominant display as a target-man in Singapore’s 2-1 opening day defeat to Thailand set the standard, and he always gave opposition defenders something to think about.

Ten-man Indonesia thump Laos to sign off in style

Indonesia’s 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup campaign came to an end on Friday but they signed off with a big win in Group A after thrashing Laos 5-1 at the Hang Day Stadium.

It took Garuda just eight minutes to open the scoring when teenage starlet Evan Dimas marked his first cap with a goal; latching onto Cristian Gonzales’ layoff and skipping past Keoviengpheth Lithideth on the edge of the area before blasting a terrific left-footed shot into the top corner.

Gonzales then turned provider again in the 20th minute for another debutant as he held up the ball well inside the box before playing a pass back to Ramdhani Lestaluhu, who made no mistake in placing a first-time shot past Seng Athit Somvang.

However, Indonesia were dealt a blow in the 28th minute when Supardi Nasir was sent off for a last-man foul on Vilayout Sayyabounsou, and Khampheng Sayavutthi coolly fired home from the spot to pull one back for the Laotians.

But five minutes after halftime, the Indonesians reclaimed their two-goal cushion when Evan embarked on a fantastic run down the left and burst past two defenders before playing the ball across the face of goal, leaving Ramdhani with a simple finish at the far post.

A fourth goal then arrived in the 82nd minute through substitute Zulham Zamrun, as the winger made a darting run to the back post to meet Muhammad Ridwan’s right-wing cross with an exquisite volley past a stranded Seng Athit.

And a minute from time, the rout was completed when Zulham raced onto Firman Utina’s searching ball before whipping in a dangerous low cross that Laos captain Ketsada Souksavanh could only stab into his own goal.

Despite ultimately missing out on a place in the semi-finals due to Vietnam’s 3-1 win over Philippines in the other game, Indonesia were at least able to bow out with some of their pride restored after disappointing displays in their opening two matches.

Indonesia: I Made Wirawan, Zulkifli Syukur, Victor Igbonefo, Achmad Jufriyanto, Supardi Nasir, Hariono (Firman Utina 84’), Manahati Lestusen, Ramdhani Lestaluhu (Muhammad Ridwan 56’), Evan Dimas, Boaz Solossa (Zulham Zamrun 67’), Cristian Gonzales.

Laos: Seng Athit Somvang, Bounthavy Sipasong, Ketsada Souksavanh, Saison Khounsamnan, Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya (Sitthideth Khantahavong 68’), Keoviengpheth Lithideth, Phoutdavy Phommasane (Paseuthsack Souliyavong 61’)Vilayout Sayyabounsou (Phoutthasay Khochalern 46’), Soukaphone Vongchiengkham, Khonesavanh Sihavong, Khampheng Sayavutthi.

Indonesia determined to finish off with win over Laos

Indonesia coach Alfred Riedl has called on his charges to ensure they finish off their 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup Group A campaign on a high by beating Laos on Friday.

Garuda, who have picked up just one point from their opening two games, still have a mathematical chance of qualifying for the semi-finals, although they would need to beat the Laotians by a four-goal margin and for second-placed Vietnam to lose by three goals to already-qualified Philippine – and then hope to have scored more goals than the Vietnamese.

Such a scenario is extremely unlikely given Group A hosts Vietnam are in the driving seat to finish second as they only need a point to do so, while the Indonesians are currently reeling from their worst-ever defeat at the tournament after being beaten 4-0 by the Azkals on Tuesday.

To add to Riedl’s woes, he will be without the services of a couple of players in Friday’s game at the Hang Day Stadium, but is hoping his team can ensure they do not finish the group stage without a victory to their names.

“We are looking forward to this match against my former employers Laos,” he said. “Hopefully, we can land a win so we don’t go home completely empty-handed.

“I would be happy to just win the match against Laos because we are not currently in a situation where we can think about [winning by] a high score.

“We have to win as [the morale in] our team is very down.

“We have two players out due to injuries – our striker Sergio van Dijk and our midfield player Imanuel Wanggai. They will not be on the list tomorrow [Friday], but the rest are okay.”

Riedl, who also confirmed – according to the tournament’s official website – that he will be parting ways with Indonesia after the tournament, went on to play down his side’s chances of progress further by claiming he did not believe Philippines would go on to beat Vietnam by a convincing margin.

“For the match between Philippines and Vietnam, I am expecting a close match with a close result,” the Austrian added.

“I don’t believe either one of the teams can win by a big margin.”

Meanwhile, Laos have little but pride to play for after becoming the only team so far to have been eliminated after two matches – following defeats to Philippines and Vietnam.

Like Riedl, Thim Xad boss David Booth has demanded that his players make sure they finish the group stage with something to show for their efforts.

“Both teams are in a very similar situation tomorrow [Friday],” he said.

“At this moment, we have no points and two losses and our goal difference is very poor, but we also don’t want to go home empty-handed.

“I think we proved in the last game [a 3-0 loss to Vietnam] if we have to defend, we can defend.

“We could probably have kept the game at 1-0, but we decided at 1-0 we might as well try to score.”

Vietnam on track for AFF last four after downing Laos

Vietnam remain on course to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup after moving second in Group A with a 3-0 victory over Laos.

Having seen his side throw away a lead twice in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Indonesia, Vietnam boss Toshiya Miura opted to make five alterations to his starting XI and restored golden boy Le Cong Vinh, who netted an absolute stunner at the weekend.

His changes appeared to have done the trick as the hosts took the lead three minutes before the half-hour mark after Vu Minh Tuan showed excellent determination to meet Le Tan Tai’s visionary through-ball, and managed to stab the ball into the bottom corner at full stretch.

But while many would have expected them to push on in search of more goals, the Vietnamese instead decided to adopt a conservative approach as they preferred to retain possession and welcome Thim Xad forward.

They did create a number of openings but their lacklustre approach resulted in some sloppy play in front of goal, as Nguyen Anh Duc, Minh Tuan and Nguyen Van Quyet all wasted good opportunities.

Nonetheless, they did manage to double their lead in the 82nd minute when Tan Tai ran onto Minh Tuan’s incisive pass and although his shot was saved by Seng Athit Somvang, Cong Vinh was perfectl positioned to convert the rebound with a simple tap-in.

And just two minutes later, they went on to wrap up the three points with a third goal as Nguyen Huy Hung planted a first-time finish into the back of the net, after Van Quyet had done well to nutmeg Bounthavy Sipasong and whip a cross into this path.

The result meant that Laos are the first time to be eliminated from the tournament, while the Vietnamese only need a draw in their final game against leaders Philippines to book their place in the semis.

Laos: Seng Athit Somvang, Bounthavy Sipasong, Ketsada Souksavanh, Ketsada Souksavanh, Saison Khounsamnan, Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya, Keoviengpheth Lithideth, Phoutdavy Phommasane, Vilayout Sayyabounsou (Phoutthasay Khochalern 84’), Soukaphone Vongchiengkham, Khonesavanh Sihavong, Khampheng Sayavutthi.

Vietnam: Tran Nguyen Manh (Nguyen Thanh Binh 46’), Que Ngoc Hai, Dinh Tien Thanh, Le Phuoc Tu, Nguyen Van Bien, Vu Minh Tuan, Le Tan Tai, Nguyen Huy Hung, Vo Huy Toan (Pham Thanh Luong 74’), Nguyen Anh Duc (Nguyen Van Quyet 55’), Le Cong Vinh.

Vietnam boss Miura demands victory in Laos clash

Toshiya Miura has claimed his Vietnam side cannot afford anything less than a win in their 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup Group A meeting with Laos on Tuesday evening.

The Vietnamese opened their campaign last Saturday in disappointing fashion after throwing away a lead twice to draw 2-2 with Indonesia, despite largely dominating proceedings at the My Dinh National Stadium.

They will be hoping for better luck against a Laos side that fell to a heavy 4-1 loss to Philippines in Saturday’s other match, and Miura admits his charges cannot afford to drop any more points if they are to qualify for the semi-finals.

“I am not that familiar with the Laos team but it certainly will not be an easy match for us,” he told Vietnam+.

“The first priority for us is to claim the three points, but after that, we also have to factor in the various aspects that could decide qualification, such as goal difference and number of goals scored.

“In the game against Indonesia, our opponents only had two really dangerous chances yet they managed to hit the back of the net twice.

“So in training, I have tried to get the players to be more focused during the game and have more communication.”

It certainly could have been a victory for Vietnam against Garuda had it not been for a costly error from goalkeeper Tran Nguyen Manh, who let a tame shot from Samsul Arif slip through his legs with just six minutes remaining for their opponents’ second equaliser.

Nonetheless, Miura refused to blame the Song Lam Nghe An custodian and insists he would not necessarily be dropped, although he will be forced into at least one change after left-back Nguyen Xuan Thanh was injured against the Indonesians.

“With regards to Manh, anyone can make mistakes,” the Japanese tactician added. “It is however important to do better in the future.

“However, in the case of Xuan Thanh, he picked up and injury and I will be forced to make a change to my starting XI.”

Meanwhile, Laos are already facing an uphill struggle to qualify following their heavy loss to the Azkals.

Nonetheless, Thim Xad boss David Booth claims his side are not giving up in their prospects just yet.

“I don’t think the players are necessarily under a lot of pressure,” he said.

“We realised our mistakes and the problems we had from the first game. We were still able to create chances so we hope to get ourselves back in shape and see what happens.

“The first game was very disappointing for us and we hope to have a stronger performance against Vietnam.

“We know it will be difficult but we hope to have a good game.”

Azkals fight back to down Laos in Suzuki Cup opener

Philippines came from a goal down to record a 4-1 win over Laos in their opening Group A game of the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup on Saturday evening.

Khampheng Sayavutthi had fired Laos ahead at the My Dinh National Stadium with a delightful freekick in the 21st minute, but the Azkals pulled level five minutes before halftime through a Simone Rota header.

Right before halftime, Phil Younghusband nodded home Jerry Lucena’s cross to put Philippines ahead, before Patrick Reichelt came off the bench to wrap up the three points with a well-taken brace in the final 13 minutes.

Having reached the semi-finals in the previous two editions, Philippines entered Saturday’s clash looking to get their campaign off to a good start, especially with tough tests against Indonesia and Vietnam to come.

They certainly showed plenty of initiative from the first whistle and Younghusband had a couple of chances in the opening five minutes, screwing a shot wide before sending another effort straight at Soukthavy Soundala.

However, despite being the dominant side in the early exchanges, the Azkals found themselves behind in the 21st minute after Soukaphone Vongchiengkham had been fouled on the edge of the box by Juan Luis Guirado; Khampheng stepping up and curling a delightful freekick in off the post.

Philippines then thought they had equalised a minute after the half-hour mark as Lucena poked a shot towards the unguarded goal after Soukthavy had spilled Martin Steuble’s cross, but Ketsada Souksavanh raced back in time to clear just as the ball was about to cross the line.

Nonetheless, Thomas Dooley’s charges finally found the breakthrough in the 40th minute when Manny Ott swung a corner to the near post, where Simone Rota proceeded to send a glancing header into the far corner.

Philippines would have been forgiven for being content to head into the break level on the scoreboard but in first-half injury-time, they went on to take the lead when Jerry Lucena broke free down the left and floated an excellent cross to Younghusband, who made no mistake in guiding his header into the back of the net.

The Azkals continued to threaten in the second half and carved out their fair share of decent chances, but struggled to add to their tally as Younghusband, Mark Hartmann and Misagh Bahadoran were all guilty of being wasteful in front of goal.

Thim Xad, to their credit, were trying their best to get back into the contest and had a glorious opportunity four minutes after the hour mark when Soukaphone broke free down the left and fired the ball across the face of goal, but Khampheng was just unable to connect at full stretch with the goal gaping.

Aware that his side were likely to need a third goal to make sure of the win, Dooley introduced Reichelt for Hartmann moments later and it proved to be an inspired substitution in the 77th minute.

Receiving possession inside the attacking third, Younghusband did well to hold up the ball before lifting a lovely ball through to Reichelt, who advanced on goal before finishing past Soukthavy.

And two minutes from time, Philippines wrapped up an emphatic victory as Reichelt stabbed home from six yards after Younghusband picked him out again with a terrific cross with the outside of his foot, ensuring they got their campaign off to the best start possible.

Philippines: Patrick Deyto, Simone Rota (Kenshiro Daniels 81’), Amani Aguinaldo, Juan Luis Guirado, Daisuke Sato, Manny Ott, Jerry Lucena (James Younghusband 83’), Martin Steuble, Phil Younghusband, Misagh Bahadoran, Mark Hartmann (Patrick Reichelt 66’).

Laos: Soukthavy Soundala, Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya, Ketsada Souksavanh, Saison Khounsamnan, Sengdao Inthilath (Bounthavy Sipasong 80’), Keoviengpheth Lithideth, Phoutdavy Phommasane (Phoutthasay Khochalern 77’), Vilayout Sayyabounsou, Soukaphone Vongchiengkham, Khonesavanh Sihavong, Khampheng Sayavutthi.