BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
The battle for semi-final spots intensifies in Group B of the SEA Games men's football competition, after matchday four took place on Tuesday.
In late afternoon, defending champions Thailand closed their gap with group leaders Vietnam, by comfortably dispatching the Philippines 2-0. The goals at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium were scored by Montree Promsawat (28') and Sittichok Kannoo (45+1').
Later in the evening at the same venue, group leaders Vietnam were held to a goalless draw by third-placed Indonesia.
The other match of the group, between Timor-Leste and Cambodia who are already out of contention, ended in a 1-0 win to Timor-Leste with the only goal of the match scored by Gumario da Silva in the 58th minute. The match was held at the UM Arena.
Vietnam (+11GD) and Thailand (+6GD) are currently tied at the top with 10 points, while Indonesia (+4GD) remain in third on eight. But in the Group A final matchday on Thursday, Indonesia seem to have the easier path, having to face Cambodia, while Vietnam and Thailand will face each other.