MALAYSIA VS THAILAND AFC U16 23 SEPTEMBER 2018.
Standing group A:
- MALAYSIA 3 POINTS
- JAPAN 3 POINTS
- THAILAND 0 POINTS
- TAJIKISTAN 0 POINTS
The tournament favorites showed that they weren’t to be overawed by the tag hanging around their neck as they came back from being behind early on to earn their first win of the 2018 AFC U16 Championship.
Thailand stunned Japan after only less than a minute played when Thumsen Thanarin threaded the perfect through ball for Mueanta Suphanat to slam home past Taiki Yamada in Japan’s goal to give The War Elephants a shock 0-1 lead.
But the Japanese roared back into contention just five minutes later as Ryotaro Araki pounced on a Thai defensive mistake to grab the equaliser. Araki would be in thick of the action in the 8th minute to help Kuraba Kondo to a tap in for Japan to lead 2-1. [Read more…]