Thai King's Cup and Vietnam Super Cup winners

Latvia edged North Korea 2-1 to win the 36th Thailand King’s Cup on 30 December. The tournament was played this year in southern Thailand as part of the program to commemorate the victims of the 26 December 2005 tsunami disaster. The Latvian goals were scored in the space of a minute just before half-time with the first one slammed home by Girts Karlsons in the 41st minute and Andrejs Prohorenkovs punched in the second moments later. DPR Korea clawed back into the match in the second period through a 47th minute goal by Hong Yong Jo but the Latvians marshalled their defences to hold, AFCMedia reported.

Mitsustar Haier Hai Phong defeated V-League champions Dong Tam Long An 2-1 in the Vietnam Super Cup on New Year’s Day. The Super Cup has been played since 1999 between the champions of the V-League and the National Football Championship. Long An took the lead in the first minute of the second half through Van Hung but Hai Phong’s Van Thanh restored parity 20 minutes later. The winner was unleashed by Nsengiyumva Julien, AFCMedia reported.

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