Myanmar women’s team reach semi-finals with second-placed position

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A Myanmar team player (white) controls the ball during the AFF Women’s Championship group match against team Viet Nam in the Philippines on 13 July 2022.  PHOTO: MFF

The final day of Group B of the 2022 ASEAN Women’s Championship was held in the Philippines yesterday evening and Myanmar lost to Viet Nam 0-4.
The Myanmar team has already reached the semi-finals before this match, so all the strong players were rested and the young players were allowed to play in the match.
The Myanmar team competed with young players in order to play at full strength in the semi-finals.
Myanmar key players Captain Khin Malar Tun, Win Theingi Tun, Khin Than Wai, and Khin Moh Moh Tun were left on the line-up list.
Myanmar head coach Daw Thet Thet Win used only youth players: goalkeeper Myo Mya Mya Nyein, Phyu Phyu Win, Khaing Thazin, Moe Ma Ma Soe, Zun Yuya Oo, Win Win, May Phoo Ko, Pont Pont Pyae Maung, Wai Phoo Eain, Hnin Pwin Aye and Yin Loon Eain for the match.
The Myanmar team, which featured young players, could not compete with the defending champions Viet Nam and conceded three goals in the first half.
The Myanmar team had to concede another goal in the second half and lost by four goals by the final whistle.
At the end of Group B matches, Viet Nam finished first in the group with 12 points, while the Myanmar team finished second in the group with nine points and advanced to the semi-finals. Timor-Leste and Laos were eliminated from the group.
The semi-finals will continue on 15 July with Myanmar facing Thailand and Viet Nam will take on the Philippines. – Ko Nyi Lay/GNLM

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