Futsalroos held by Vietnam

The Qantas Futsalroos have drawn with Vietnam in their latest match in the AFC Futsal Champonship ASEAN Zone qualifiers.

Vietnam overcame a half-time deficit and the 30th minute red card of Nguyen Hoang Gian to draw 2-2 with Australia and secure top spot in Group B of the ASEAN Zone qualifiers for the 2012 AFC Futsal Championship ahead of the Futsalroos.

Australia were gifted a first-half lead at the Kiraves Indoor Stadium when Phung Trung Luan netted an own goal in the 13th minute.

Luu Quynh Toan drew Vietnam level four minutes into the second period before referee Kim Jang-kwan booked Hoang Gian for the second time six minutes later.

Two minutes after Hoang Gian's red card, Chris Zeballos gave the Qantas Futsalroos a 2-1 lead but Australia's advantage would last just foor minutes, with Nguyen Trong Thien's 36th minute strike earning the draw for Vietnam which saw them finish the group phase with seven points, two more than the Futsalroos.

The Futsalroos will next play hosts Thailand in what should br a hugr match.

The two finalists and the winner of the third-place playoff on Sunday will advance to the 2012 AFC Futsal Championship finals which will be held in the UAE in May.