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Myanmar advances to Hero Gold Cup final with Nepal 229

The Global New Light of Myanmar
Feb 15, 2019

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 midfielders.
       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 in Bhubaneswar.

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