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Vietnam Beat Thailand to Win Southeast Asian Soccer Title
    2008-12-28 23:47:10     Xinhua

Vietnam grabbed a last gasp second-leg equalizer to draw 1-1 with Thailand and clinch the Southeast Asian soccer championship for the first time on Sunday.

With the match tied 2-2 on aggregate and seconds away from extra time, Le Cong Vinh rose high to head home Nguyen Minh Phuong's free kick and spark wild celebrations at the My Dinh stadium.

Three-time champions Thailand, upset 2-1 in the first leg, went ahead after 21 minutes when Teerasil Dangda beat the goalkeeper to head Sutee Suksomkit's free kick into the net.

Following the match, tens of thousands of people in Hanoi took to the streets with national flags to celebrate.

 
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