Courtesy: Inside the gamesHosts Thailand thrash Macau on opening day of AFC Women's Futsal Championship
by Liam MorganWednesday, 2 May 2018
Hosts Thailand began their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship campaign in style as they thrashed Macau 15-0 in Bangkok.
Sasicha Pohothiwong was the star performer as she scored five and Darika Peanpailun bagged a hat-trick on a commanding evening for Thailand at the Indoor Stadium Huamark.
Macau, making their debut at the tournament, were comfortably dispatched as Thailand, third at the inaugural edition of the event in 2015, marked the opening day with a convincing Group A triumph.
"Macau is a developing side and maybe very soon they will improve a lot because they performed well today," said Thailand head coach Udom Taveesuk.
"Our Thai players followed our tactics and it means we’re confident for the next match.
"If we can continue to improve we will achieve our target."
In the other match in Group A, Indonesia recorded a 2-0 win over Hong Kong at the same venue.
Malaysia, who finished fourth in 2015, also began with an ominous victory as they beat Bangladesh 7-1 in Group B at the Bangkok Arena.
Masura Parvin had given the AFC Futsal Championship debutants a shock lead early on but it was a fleeting moment of success as the Malaysians eventually found their form.
The other encounter in the group was a much closer affair as Vietnam edged Chinese Taipei 1-0.
The tournament in the Thai capital continues tomorrow.
Courtesy: United News of BangladeshAFC Women’s Futsal: BB off to frustrating start; lose to Malaysia 1-7Wednesday 02 May, 2018
Dhaka - Bangladesh Women’s Futsal team got off to a frustrating start in the AFC Women’s Futsal Championship losing to Malaysia by 1-7 goal in the first international appearance in Thai capital Bangkok on Wednesday.
Masura Parvin scored the first international goal for Bangladesh in the very 2nd minute in a five-a-side football, where they made their first appearance only to gain experience from the continental meet.
Bangladesh, which were put in Group B of the tournament along with Malaysia, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei, will play Vietnam on May 3 at the same venue and face Chinese Taipei on May 6 at the Hua Mak Indoor Stadium, also in Bangkok, in the remaining group engagements.
After the match, Bangladesh Head Coach Golam Rabbani Choton said, “This is the first time that we played in a Futsal ground. We lost the match because our girls are not experienced in this format of new game and we didn’t play well in the first half too. But our girls now have idea about the game and mistakes they made. They will recover it in the next match.”
Malaysian Head coach Azwan Bin Zainal said, “Bangladesh is good team. They have individual good skills but team is less experienced in this format”.
Fifteen Asian teams, split into four groups, are competing in the five-a-side women’s football tournament. The group champions and runners-up team will play in the quarterfinals.
Bangladesh captain cum experienced women’s booter Sabina Khatun is the only player who has experience of playing the futsal in the Maldives domestic circuit in 2015 and 2016.
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