MANILA: Singapore crashed to their third straight defeat at the 30th SEA Games as they went down 1-0 to Vietnam on Tuesday (Dec 3).
The Young Lions were already eliminated from the tournament before they kicked a ball, following Thailand's 2-0 win over Laos earlier in the day.
An 84th minute header by striker Ha Duc Chinh at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in the Philippine capital sealed Vietnam's win to maintain their perfect record in Group B.
The score meant that Singapore have now gone four games without scoring at this tournament.
Vietnam, who won their previous matches against Brunei, Laos and Indonesia, showed signs of fatigue in the first hour of the game.
But while they frustrated the Vietnamese, Singapore themselves struggled to make any headway in the match, managing only one shot on target - from an Irfan Fandi free kick in the first half.
Singapore will have their last chance to end their goalless, losing streak when they face Brunei on Thursday.
Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam will battle for the top two spots in the group to progress to the semi-finals.
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