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Discipline key for Brunei Darussalam against Mongolia, says Servais


Monday, May 27, 2019
Robbie Servais-Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei Darussalam head coach Robbie Servais wants a disciplined approach from his players for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Preliminary Round 1 Qualifier against Mongolia.


Dutchman Servais said Mongolia are the favourites for the two-leg tie but believes Brunei Darussalam have a chance provided they stick to the game plan.

The first leg will be played in Ulaanbaatar on June 6 with the return match in Bandar Seri Begawan five days later.

“I think Mongolia are the favourites. Especially when we are playing away, we need to be very well-organised. I expect discipline from the players during the game so they should stay in their position and they should stay in the formation that we are going to play,” said Servais, the former Singapore U-19 head coach.

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The Dutchman, however, is confident of getting his players ready despite the tough conditions that await them in Ulaanbaatar.

“The situation there is high altitude, the oxygen is less and the players are not used to the temperature over there. We need to be very disciplined and that is what I expect from the players," said Servais to local media.

The Southeast Asians will head to China PR on Monday for a training camp, which will also include a friendly against Beijing State University.

Photo: National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam

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