Group B in Hanoi, Vietnam
Singapore 1 Philippines 1
Vietnam 7 Myanmar 1
Chris Greatwich netted a last-gasp equaliser in injury time to cancel out Aleksandar Duric's second half opener to hand the Philippines a shock 1-1 draw with Singapore in the opening game at My Dinh Stadium.
Defending champions and co-hosts Vietnam then signalled their intentions to keep the title for the second straight edition running with an emphatic 7-1 thumping over Myanmar in the other game.
A brace each from Nguyen Anh Duc and substitute Nguyen Trong Hoang, and further goals from Le Tan Tai, Nguyen Minh Phuong and Nguyen Vu Phong sealed the three points for the home side while Myanmar replied in the first half through Aung Kyaw Moe.