Southeast Asian Games
- Badminton Stadium Cheras
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Aug. 19-30, 2017
Men’s Pool A
Myanmar def. Cambodia 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-18)
Men’s Pool B
Philippines def. Timor-Leste 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-11)
Myanmar cemented its spot as the second place team in Pool A with a sweep of Cambodia. Meanwhile, the Philippines defeated Timor-Leste in an inconsequential match in Pool B, which gave the team its first victory of the SEA Games.
Myanmar will take on Pool B winners Indonesia on Saturday, while Pool A winners Thailand will battled Vietnam in the semifinals.
Thailand are the three-time defending champs, while Vietnam was the runnerup in 2015.
Women’s Pool A
Indonesia def. Myanmar 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-7)
Women’s Pool B
Vietnam def. Philippines 3-0 (26-24 ,25-12, 25-23)
Indonesia earned its way to the semifinals with its first victory of the SEA Games, sweeping Indonesia in Pool A for second place in the group. Vietnam secured its spot atop Pool B with a sweep of the Philippines.
Vietnam will face Indonesia in Saturday’s semifinals, while Thailand will battle the Philippines in the other match.
Thailand is on a quest for its 11-straight SEA Games title, while Vietnam has been runner up in the last eight events.