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Burma women more likely to take football gold
They both look tough, but the analyst believes that the home country's womens have a better shot at the SEA Games soccer tournament than their males. Burma RANGOON - Burma female players have a better shot at earning a golden trophy at the Southeast Asian Games than their males.
The two sides have made strong starts in their own contests, as the football-loving country is hosting a local sports tournament for the first time in 44 years. At Mandalay's Mandalar Thiri Stadium, the women's side began with a resounding 2-0 victory over the Philippines last Sunday, but dropped 1-0 to Vietnam on Sunday.
Burma's womens side have made it to the semi-finals despite their defeat against the high-profile Vietnamese side, and Burma's sports professionals still see their opportunities. Referring to the women's qualifying campaign for Asia 2014, he hoped the side would be successful in the coming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
"Myanmar's international women's soccer team's major rivals are Thailand and Vietnam," said Khin Maung Htwe. Prior to the Sunday match's loss, women's international spokeswoman Myat Myat Myat Oo said gamers were focusing on the game. The Burmese men's side expect to enter the final phase of the contest with Khin Maung Htwe as columnt.
"Men's soccer is better than in the past. Myanmar FA spokeswoman Soe Moe was optimistic that the men could go all the way. "He said, "I believe that the Myanmar men's side will be winning the Olympic Medal because they have trained in Korea Republic and Japan and have been playing qualifiers with other locally.
Myanmar headed the list of mediaals last Saturday, but were ousted from first place by Thailand. Monday the squad had 39 golden placings and finished third in the list of placings behind Thailand and Vietnam. "Winning 100 goldmedals at SEA Games is really too high. It' s not possible, I think,' said Khin Maung Htwe, attributing the breakdown to the shortage of progress in Burma's sport over the years.