Jeju: Goalkeeper Mya Phu Ngon has revealed that Myanmar's mistakes caused their 1-0 defeat to Vietnam in the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers final round Group A tie at the Jeju World Cup Stadium on Thursday.
Myanmar came into the match having suffered a 7-0 defeat to Korea Republic in their opener but held their own for the first 45 minutes against Vietnam before conceding a goal just after the hour mark which sent Tin Myint Aung's side crashing out of the tournament.
Bell applauds players as Korea Republic make super start to Qualifiers
Jeju: Colin Bell has praised his Korea Republic players for their empathic 7-0 victory over Myanmar in the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Group A opener at the Jeju World Cup Stadium on Monday.
Ji So-yun, Park Yee-Un and Yeo Min-ji all scored braces while Lee So-dam also found the back of the net as the Taeguk Ladies began their Olympic qualifying campaign on a positive note.
Myanmar, on the other, will be hoping for an improved performance when they face Vietnam on Thursday.
Jia: Mental strength made up for China PR's physical challenges
Sydney: China PR head coach Jia Xiuquan paid tribute to his side’s mental toughness, after they closed an exceptionally challenging week with a stunning 6-1 win against Thailand in the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Friday.
Unable to train and confined to their Brisbane hotel for an extended period as a result of health precautions, the Steel Roses showed they have an iron will, producing four first-half goals to claim a commanding victory a little over 24 hours after arriving in Sydney.
With three points emphatically secured, Jia revealed his satisfaction at his team’s ability to overcome their trying circumstances.
Milicic sees room for improvement despite Australia masterclass
Sydney: A largely satisfied Ante Milicic said his Australian side still need to improve defensively if they are to challenge the world’s best, after they cantered to a 7-0 win over Chinese Taipei in their opening AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifier on Friday.
A Caitlin Foord hat-trick helped the Matildas avoid any slip ups on a sodden Campbelltown Stadium pitch, but Milicic seized on a handful of sloppy defensive moments, including one which saw Chinese Taipei striker Lee Hsiu-chin hit the woodwork, as something for his star-studded side to work on.
In their first competitive match since the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 – where long balls over the back four caused regular problems for Milicic’s side – the Australian boss said the issue remains a long-term concern.