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Thailand keeps crown

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 11:34 PM December 18, 2016

BANGKOK—From the looks of it, Thailand’s reign as king of Asean football won’t be ending any time soon.

The Thais wrested a record fifth AFF Suzuki Cup crown, while putting a heartbreaking end to Indonesia’s sensational run with a 2-0 victory in the second leg of the finals before a crowd of 45,000 at Rajamangala Stadium.

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A brace from striker Sirod Chattong helped the Thais overturn a 1-2 deficit from the first leg in Bogor as they ruled the biennial event for the second straight time.

The 5-foot-2 Chanathip Songkrasin was named most outstanding player, a fitting follow up to his feat in 2014.

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