August 08, 2022
The final day of Group C of the 2022 ASEAN U-16 Championship held in Indonesia will continue today, and the Myanmar team will play a final match against Cambodia. The match will be played at 2:30 pm and at the same time Malaysia will take on Australia.
After the second day of the group, Malaysia and Myanmar have secured four points each. The Cambodian team winning three points has a chance to qualify for the semi-finals, while the Australian team has lost both of its matches and has lost its chance to qualify for the semi-finals. Group (A) and (B) matches ended, and in Group (A), the host Indonesia is the first in the group with nine points. In Group (B), the Thai team won the first place with seven points and has already qualified for the semi-finals.
According to the format of the competition, the top three teams from the three groups will be allowed to attend the semi-finals, and for the remaining place, only the best of the two second-placed teams from groups (A) and (C) will be allowed to participate. In Group (A), the Vietnamese team has only got six points in three games. Group (C) will be played today, and Malaysia and Myanmar, who have four points each on the last day, will be allowed to enter the semi-finals if they win. Therefore, if the Myanmar team wins today’s match against Cambodia, they will be allowed to enter the semi-finals without having to wait for the results of the other matches, and if the Malaysian team wins, the first place in the group will be decided by goal difference.
In the group matches, the Myanmar team defeated Australia by 3-2 and drew with Malaysia by one goal each. The Cambodian team lost Malaysia by three goals and won Australia by 4:2. The Cambodian team has a chance to reach the semi-finals, but they need to have a clear win against team Myanmar to go to the next stage.—Ko Nyi Lay/GNLM