Vietnam lost 1-4 to Myanmar in the third-place playoff match at the South East Asian Games in Indonesia on Monday.
After losing to hosts Indonesia in the semifinals on Saturday, the Vietnamese Under-23s were determined to win third place because they didn't want to go home empty-handed. Yet things didn't go the way they expected.
The U23 players from Myanmar were better throughout the match.
The Vietnamese U23s conceded a goal in the first half, and they could not improve in the second half. Myanmar scored three more goals before Vietnam's Anh Quang scored a consolation goal a couple of minutes before the match ended.
In other action, Malaysia successfully defended the regional championship by beating hosts Indonesia 4-3 in a penalty shootout, after drawing 1-1 after 120 minutes of competition.