Vietnam's under-19 team won the bronze medal after losing 0-2 to Indonesia in the semifinals of the Hassanal Bolkiah Cup in Brunei Wednesday.
Many of the Indonesians had played for their U23 team at the Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia last year while Vietnam missed some of their best players, including captain Ngoc Hai and midfielder Anh Tuan, due to injury.
Central defender Hoang Lam suffered an ankle injury just 10 minutes into the game.
The Indonesians scored 10 minutes before half time and again 15 minutes before the final whistle.
On their way to the semifinals, Vietnam beat Brunei, Cambodia, and Timor-Leste and drew with Malaysia.