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AFC U-23 Championship: Myanmar Beats Singapore In Qualifier

20 July 2017

Myanmar beat Singapore 2-0 on the 1st day of AFC U-23 Championship China 2018 Qualifier on Wednesday at Thuwanna Stadium.

Myanmar’s Aung Thu scored the opening goal in the 60th minute – Myanmar got the 2nd goal by Hlaing Bo Bo in the 3rd minute of added time.

Myanmar team could not play well in the first half due to the rain, but it could be fixed in the 2nd half, head coach Gerd Zeise said.

Head Coach, Myanmar, Gerd Zeise: “Only you should make …..But hard to work, of course.”

As the 2nd half was the tough time for both teams, it played hard and was followed by punishment … red and yellow cards. For Singapore team, they now need to win the rest two matches against Australia and Brunei. They will more emphasize preparations for the next match against Australia, according to the head coach Richard Francis Emile Tardy.

Head Coach, Singapore , Richard Francis Emile Tardy: “We know that ….. must prepare for Australia.”

The match had an attendance of 13,200 fans - they were pleased about the Myanmar team’s victory.

Fan, Wai Yan Thaw: I’d like to suggest Myanmar team should work to improve the skills and stamina more. For now, I’m very happy for our Myanmar team and we will always support them.

Myanmar team will play against Brunei team on the 21st of July at Thuwanna Stadium. In this Group (F) qualifier, Australia beat Brunei 2-0.