Vietnam loses 1-2 to Thailand in friendly

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Vietnam's under-21 squad lost 1-2 to their Thai U21 rivals in a charity match in the south central province of Ninh Thuan on Friday.

Though it was a friendly, the two teams did their best and showed  skills that excited more than 10,000 spectators at the stadium.

Proceeds from the match are being donated to help needy children with heart problems.

Thailand's win could be considered sweet revenge after the Thai U21s lost 6-7 to Vietnam in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the Thanh Nien-sponsored Under-21 International Football Competition on October 2 before Vietnam went on to beat Iran to take the trophy two days later.

Before the match, Nguyen Cong Khe, on behalf of the organizers, offered VND400 million (about US$19,000) to Ninh Thuan Province's fund for surgeries for children with congenital heart disease.

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