THE U-22 men’s national football teams of Myanmar and Cambodia will play a decisive Group A match in the men’s football competition of the South East Asian Games today at the Binan Football Stadium in Binan, the Philippines.
The match will start at 6:30 pm (Myanmar Standard Time), according to the Myanmar Football Federation. So far, Myanmar has played three of the four matches in Group A, winning two matches and conceding one draw.
Myanmar played to a 1-1 draw against Malaysia on 25 November, having defeated the Philippines team by 2-1. The team also prevailed over Timor Leste by 3-1. Meanwhile, Cambodia is currently placed second in the standing table, with four points from two matches played (one win and one draw).
Cambodia has been stronger this year than in the previous edition of the SEA Games. The team played to a 1-1 draw against host Philippines in a tough first match on 25 November. Next, the team trounced Timor Leste 5-0 in their second match on 27 November.
Team Myanmar is now at the top of the standing table with 7 points, followed by Cambodia and the Philippines, who have each garnered 4 points, Malaysia has secured one point, and Timor Leste has netted no points. If the match between Myanmar and Cambodia ends in a draw, Myanmar will still have enough points to proceed to the semifinal stage, according to football experts.
Cambodia also has potential for entering the semifinals, they said. Currently, in Group A, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines are popular contenders for a spot in the semifinals of the SEA Games, and today’s match promises to be a thrilling one for fans.