Chonburi: China PR will head into a crunch tie against Myanmar determined to make amends for their Matchday One defeat to Korea Republic when Group B action at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 resumes on Thursday.
With both China and Myanmar still seeking their first points of the campaign, second-placed Korea Republic meet table-topping Japan in the group’s other fixture – a clash between the competition’s two most successful teams.
China PR duo confident of bouncing back against Myanmar
Chonburi: Captain Dou Jiaxing and livewire midfielder Han Xuan have no doubt that China PR have what it takes to bounce back from their Matchday One defeat to Korea Republic when they face Myanmar in a crucial Group B encounter on Thursday.
A Kang Ji-woo brace – the first of which came within the game’s opening minute – ultimately proved China’s undoing as they were beaten 2-1 by their regional rivals despite Han Xuan’s superb first-half equaliser.
Chonburi: Head coach Ijiri Akira has declared that he is looking for more of the same from his Vietnam team when they face table-topping DPR Korea in a crunch Matchday Two Group A encounter at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 on Wednesday.
Vietnam will lock horns with their East Asian opponents knowing that a win could well propel them into the semi-finals, while – in the group’s other fixture – host nation Thailand are set to face Australia in a game that neither team can afford to lose if they are to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last four.
Chonburi: Japan striker Yuzuki Yamamoto believes Monday’s 5-0 win over Myanmar has handed her side a major boost as they look to progress to the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 knockout phase.
The Nippon TV Menina star scored twice as reigning champions Japan claimed the victory which left them occupying top spot in what promises to be a closely contested Group B.