Kuala Lumpur – Vikings Futsal Brunei failed to make the cut to at least qualify for the semifinals of the Vikings Futsal World Futsal Championships after losing all five matches in the eight-day long tourney in Kuala Lumpur.
Defeated in their first two opening matches against Vikings Futsal Malaysia 7-1 and 8-2 in the hands of New Zealand Tuesday, the Brunei team also lose 4-3 to Singapore in their final match yesterday afternoon.
Vikings Futsal Brunei first scored through a spectacular shot from Md Afi Aminuddin in the 5th minute before Md Norazizam Roslan added Brunei’s second five minutes later.
But Singapore did not take long to close the gap by scoring their first goal in the 18th minute.
After the breather, Singapore changed gear as their rhythm of play looked sharp upfront which led to their second goal to level the score at 2-2 in the 7th minute before Brunei scored their third in the 12th minute in what seemed to be the final score.
The celebration however was cut short by Singapore’s Tengku Amar who levelled the score and with five seconds remaining of game play, Shamsul Amri became his team hero’s as he scored the winning goal.
Meanwhile, in a match held on Wednesday, the Vikings Futsal Brunei team stumbled to a 13-1 defeat against the mighty Australia with Brunei’s Khalil Saab scoring a consolation goal 10 minutes before the final whistle.
The losing streak for the young Brunei players continued in the afternoon when they lost to China 8-4.
Brunei’s Md Safwan Safri netted twice with his teammates Md Ulfi Aminuddin and Md Zainulariffin Hirmond scoring one goal a piece.
Vikings Futsal Brunei will play a playoff game tomorrow (Saturday) for fifth and sixth placing. — Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin