Members of Malaysia's soccer team hold the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) trophy as they celebrate winning the AFF 2010 tournament in Jakarta - Reuters
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Malaysia lift first AFF Cup

Malaysia lift first AFF Cup

By Reuters
Last update 30/12/2010 at 01:12 - Published on 30/12/2010 at 00:37
By Reuters - 30/12/2010 at 01:12

Malaysia won the AFF Cup for the first time with a 4-2 aggregate success after losing 2-1 at hosts Indonesia in the second leg of the final at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on Wednesday.

Prolific Malaysian Safee Sali broke the deadlock in the 54th minute, and although Indonesia scored twice through Mohammad Nasuha (71) and Muhammad Ridwan (88) it was not enough to overturn the 3-0 lead established from Sunday's first leg in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia were runners up in the first final in 1996 but have failed to reach the trophy game since then while Indonesia have now finished second on four occasions without winning.

The cup is a biennial competition organised by the ASEAN Football Federation and contested by the national teams of southeast Asia.

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