Myanmar seals semi-final spot with 1-0 victory over Cambodia

The Myanmar U-16 team celebrate the victory after beating the Cambodian team 1-0 at the 2022 ASEAN U-16 Championship Group (C) in Indonesia on 8 August.  PHOTO: AFF

The final day of the 2022 ASEAN U-16 Championship Group (C) continued yesterday in Indonesia, where the Myanmar team beat Cambodia 1-0 and advanced to the semi-finals.
On the last day of Group C, Malaysia and Australia also drew with two goals each. The Myanmar team tried their best to advance to the semi-finals and won with a goal scored at the beginning of the second half.
Team Myanmar made a few changes to the starting line-up that was used for two consecutive matches against Malaysia and Australia.
Since the Myanmar team needed to win to enter the semi-finals, they played an open attack from the kick-start. The Cambodian team also played their best as they have hopes of entering the semi-finals if they get a big win.
The Cambodian team played defensively to avoid scoring, so the Myanmar team had to attack hard.
Although the Cambodian team could only penetrate occasionally, they were able to threaten the Myanmar net.
In the first half, both teams failed to score and it was a goalless draw. At the beginning of the second half, the Myanmar team scored the winning goal, and team captain Lin Htet Oo scored through a penalty kick.
After scoring the goal, the Myanmar team played to maintain the winning result.
Cambodian team tried to score an equalizing goal, but Myanmar’s defence did not allow any goal.
After the group (C) matches, the Myanmar team won two games out of three games with one draw. Team Myanmar ranked first in the group with seven points and advanced to the semi-finals.
The Malaysian team lost their place in the semi-finals as they failed to beat Australia.
The semi-final matches will continue on 10 August with Thailand facing Vietnam and Indonesia taking on team Myanmar. — Ko Nyi Lay/GNLM

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