IN the latest match of the Alpine Cup 2018,
Myanmar U-23 men’s national football
team trounced U-23 Thailand national
football team by 2-1 at Mandalar Thiri
Stadium in Mandalay yesterday.
The win secured Myanmar a second
place in the tournament.
Myanmar team lined up with Htike
Htike Aung, Captain Zaw Min Tun, Win
Moe Kyaw, Nanda Kyaw, Hlaing Bo Bo,
Maung Maung Soe, Aung Thu, Maung
Maung Lwin, Yan Naing Oo, Lwin Moe
Aung and Goal Keeper Phone Thitsar Min.
Myanmar’s footballers were too
strong for the opponents in yesterday’s
match, demonstrating good tackling and
defensive skills. Myanmar earned the
opening goal early in the match with a
quick score by Aung Thu, whose strong
kick could not be blocked by the Thai
goalkeeper. Again, after some minutes,
Myanmar’s Zaw Min Tun scored a second
goal for his team with a surprisingly
Thailand scored their consolation goal
just before the first half ended by a longball
kick bypassing Myanmar’s goalkeeper.
Both teams changed tactics in the second
half, with Thailand speeding up play and
creating chances for their team, but Myanmar's
defense was too strong and no more
goals were scored.