Football

THE OTHER DANGERMEN

LE CONG VINH

  • Vietnam
  • Age: 28.
  • Position: Forward.

Talented, quick striker (left) who scored a 94th-minute goal to hand Vietnam their only Asean title in 2008. One of the few Vietnamese players to earn a contract overseas after he undertook a short stint in Japan last year.

KHAMPHENG SAYAVUTTH

  • Laos
  • Age: 28
  • Position: Striker

Oldest player in a very youthful squad, Khampheng is also one of only two strikers along with Sitthideth Khantavong. Khampeng plays his club football in Thailand and will be key if Laos are to cause an upset and reach the knock-out stages for the first time.

CRISTIAN GONZALES

  • Indonesia
  • Age: 38
  • Position: Striker

Uruguay-born striker who became the first naturalised player to represent Indonesia. Always top of the goalscoring charts in Indonesia, he will need to step up after main striker Irfan Bachdim was ruled out of the tournament through injury.

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PHIL YOUNGHUSBAND

  • The Philippines
  • Age: 27
  • Position: Striker

Former Chelsea youth player (above) who took two years out of the game to pursue a modelling and showbiz career before returning to play in the Philippines along with older brother James. Has scored 40 goals for his country. - Reuters.