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Fitness wins it for Thais

By AJITPAL SINGH AND DEVINDER SINGH - Sunday, 21 December 2014.

MALAYSIA’S gallant display came to nothing in the end as Thailand scored two late goals to break the hearts of home fans and lift the AFF Cup for the first time since 2002 with a 4-3 aggregate victory at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

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