Brunei's national futsal team started the ASEAN Football Federation Miracle of Life Futsal Championship off on the wrong foot following a 5-3 loss to the Philippines in yesterday.
The competition will only get tougher for Brunei, their remaining three matches in Group A will be against teams that qualified for the semi-finals in the previous edition.
They are defending champions Thailand, runner-up Vietnam and fourth placed Malaysia.
Group B comprises Australia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Timor Leste.
Indonesia defeated Myanmar 5-3, Laos drew 2-2 with Timor Leste and Vietnam recorded a close 2-1 victory over Malaysia in the yesterday's other matches.
Brunei will play Malaysia today at 7pm at the Bangkok Thonburi University, Thailand.
Other matches will see Timor Leste face Australia at 10am, Philippines will go head to head with Thailand at 2pm and Laos will play Myanmar at 4pm.