Mon, 30 Nov, -0001
Nay Pyi Taw: Thailand continued their unbeaten run and strengthened their rule in qualifying Group F of the AFC U-14 Championship 2014 after beating Bangladesh 4-0 at Zeyar Thiri Stadium in Myanmar Friday morning.
The Bangladeshi boys had much to be in consternation about because two of the goals were of their own doing as defender skipper Mohammad Minhajur Abedin Rakib and midfielder Al Amin bulged their own nets on 15 and 39 minutes respectively.
Thailand’s midfielder Thanawat Auethanapai and substitute Saharat Graiya made sure they won the game emphatically through goals on 23 and 49 minutes respectively.
The Thais boast a perfect three-out-of-three record after performing a 6-2 thumping of Indonesia on the group’s opening day on Tuesday and then downing Singapore 2-0 the next day.
Somsak Senchaowanich’s boys are in a quite comfortable position six points above closest group rivals Singapore who can go on and win their match against Indonesia Friday afternoon and still sit in second spot.
The Bangladeshi side led by head coach Uzzal Chakraborty are still winless and sit at the bottom of the six-nation group.
The next match-ups will see Thailand meeting Cambodia while Bangladesh will be up against Singapore on June 6.
The results of the ongoing Group F and also Group E, both in Myanmar, will complete the qualification stage of the eight-nation inaugural U-14 tournament.
Iran, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, DPR Korea and Iraq have already booked their tickets to the finals.