THE Myanmar national women’s
football team have advanced to
the final of the Hero Gold Cup
2019, being hosted in India, by
beating the Indian team 2-0 in
the last group play match of the
tourney on Wednesday night.
Team Myanmar dominated
the entire match, with their win
depending on impressive goals by
July Kyaw and Win Theingi Tun.
Myanmar made an opening
goal at two minutes, scored by
young July Kyaw.
The goal helped boost team
Myanmar’s morale, who then
buckled down with a sharp attack
and massive defence by
The style of Myanmar play
proved problematic for team India.
The second half saw both
teams fighting to keep the ball,
with Myanmar finally managing
their second goal at 90 plus three
minutes (injury time).
Myanmar star Win Theingi Tun scored the second goal with a
penalty shot, and broke the hearts
of Indian fans. With all wins in the
group matches, team Myanmar
have entered the final of the tourney,
where they will face Nepal.
Nepal have made it to the
final by beating Iran 3-0 and
the host 2-1, whereas Myanmar
trounced Nepal 3-0, India 2-0,
and Iran 2-0 before qualifying
for the final. Myanmar will face
Nepal today at the Kalinga Stadium