Denmark retain King's Cup in Thailand

BANGKOK - World Cup qualifiers Denmark beat hosts Thailand 3-1 in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday to retain the four-nation King's Cup title.

It was their third victory in as many matches in the week-long, round-robin tournament. Earlier, Poland thrashed Singapore 6-1 to finish runners-up.

Rajko Lekic put Denmark ahead after 19 minutes and Johan Absalonsen doubled the lead eight minutes before halftime.

Despite the massive home support, Bryan Robson's Thai side struggled to get a foothold in the match and were foiled by solid defending from Denmark.

Martin Bernburg scored four minutes from time to round off the victory for the Danes, who were missing most of their top players due to club commitments in Europe.

Mariusz Lewandowski scored twice in 10 minutes as Poland destroyed Singapore, who suffered their third defeat of the tournament.

Maciej Iwanski, Pawel Brozek, Patryk Malecki and Dawid Nowak also netted for Poland. Shi Jiayi was on target for Singapore.