Young Socceroos defeat Thailand for three in a row at AFF U-18 Championship

The Young Socceroos have made it three wins from three at the AFF U-18 Championship after defeating Thailand 3-1 on Sunday evening AEST.

A double from Dylan Ruiz-Diaz, of Central Coast Mariners, stole the show for Gary van Egmond's side, with the attacker notching a second half brace.

Western Sydney Wanderers academy star Jarrod Carluccio was the other goal scorer for Australia, while Thailand pulled a goal back late via Natcha Promsomboon.

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Feature image: Louise Taffa on Twitter, Taffa Media on Instagram



"It was not our best game but I am glad that we found a way to win this match," van Egmond told

"Any other day, if Thailand had their scoring boots on, the score would have been very different,” van Egmond told

Next up for the Young Socceroos is Malaysia on Tuesday, 6:30pm AEST kick off.

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Upcoming Matches – Young Socceroos | 2019 AFF U-18 Championship | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Australia v Malaysia
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Location: Thanh Long, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 3.30pm (local); 6.30pm (AEST) 

Singapore v Australia
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 4.30pm (local); 7.30pm (AEST)

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