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No end to nightmare for under-19 squad
Sunday, September 15, 2013

The nightmare continues for the national football under-19 team after suffering three defeats in a row at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Under-19 Championship 2013.

Brunei were thrashed 6-0 by Myanmar in their Group B match at the Petrokimia Gresik in Surabaya, Indonesia yesterday.

The national team have now conceded 19 goals without finding the back of the net after three games to sit at the bottom of group without a point to their name.

They lost their first game 5-0 to host Indonesia on Tuesday and were demolished by Thailand 8-0 in their second game on Thursday.

The results should come as no surprise to anyone as the team did not have enough time to preparation with the playes of the squad only finalised three weeks ago.

They managed to get their first taste of team football by competing in the recently concluded Six Corners Football Competition where they were winless in the tournament, losing 2-1 to the Royal Brunei Police Forces Sports Council (MS PDB), followed by a 5-1 thrashing to Liang Lumut Recreation Club Football Team (LLRC FT).

As of the press time, Myanmar leapfrogged to third place above Thailand and fifth-placed Malaysia in the group with four points.

The results between Indonesia and Vietnam at the Gelora Delta Sidoarjo and Thailand against Malaysia at the Petrokimia Gresik could not be obtained as of press time.

Brunei will continue their campaign tomorrow against Malaysia at the Gelora Delta Sidoarjo and will close their campaign on Tuesday against Vietnam at the Petrokimia Gresik.

Japan are the defending champions in the tournament after defeating Australia 3-1 in last year's final in Laos.

Since its introduction in 2002, Myanmar have won the tournament twice in 2002 and 2005.

Thailand and Vietnam are also two-time winners.

Thailand clinched the tournament in 2007 and 2011 while Vietnam won it in 2006 and 2010.

Courtesy from Brunei Times