[VIDEO] FIFA Salutes Malaysian Fans For Cheering Thailand Team Despite Loss In AFF Cup

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National team Harimau Malaya's hopes of advancing to the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup 2022 finals were dashed when Thailand sealed their victory with a third goal

According to Bernama, Thailand defeated Malaysia 3-0 during the second leg of the semi-finals at Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani on Tuesday night, 10 January.

Thai striker Teerasil Dangda scored the first goal in the 19th minute before winger Bordin Phala and substitute striker Adisak Kraison scored two more in the 55th and 71st minute.

A Harimau Malaya player's disappointed reaction after conceding defeat to Thailand.

Image via Bernama/Berita Harian

However, despite the loss, the Malaysian fans cheered hard for the winning team

In a video shared by FIFA, a group of Malaysian football fans can be seen singing and cheering for the Thai players after the game ended at the Thammasat Stadium.

"Sawadeekap, sawadeekap, yay-yay-yay, Thailand!" they chanted, while the Thai players and captain Theerathon Bunmathan could be seen smiling and clapping along.

"The beautiful game. The Malaysian fans show their respect for the Thailand players after losing to them in the @affmecup," the international football association posted with the hashtag #FootballUnitesTheWorld.

The video has since garnered over 1.5 million views and hundreds of replies from football fans showing their love for the camaraderie

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Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

Thailand will now face two-time champion Vietnam in the finals slated to be held on 13 January and 16 January.

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