Home > Sport > Football
Friday July 4, 2014 MYT 8:46:00 PM
Friday July 4, 2014 MYT 10:11:07 PM
by edmund choi
PETALING JAYA: The Harimau Muda boys are in a do-or-die mission in the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) Under-16 football tournament.
It’s a three-horse race in Group A with Malaysia currently in second spot with 14 points. They cannot afford to drop points with third-placed Frenz United Indonesia breathing down their neck trailing by a point.
Leaders PVF Vietnam top the group with 19 points and are just a win away from clinching their ticket to the last four.
The task is made all the more difficult for Malaysia, who need to collect maximum points against Timor Leste in Gambang on Tuesday before facing the Vietnamese away (July 12) and at home (July 19).
Frenz Indonesia have an easier fixtures against the bottom sides – AIFF India today and winless Home United of Singapore on July 12 and 19.
National Under-16 coach S. Balachandran will again be banking on striker Kogileswaran Raj who had scored six goals to lead their challenge.
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s second team, Frenz United Malaysia, are on course to clinch their semi final berth with Group B leaders Chonburi FC of Thailand.
Frenz Malaysia have already won five games and are second in the group. They will be looking for another three points against winless Lao Toyota FC today. Their remaining fixture are against struggling Myanmar Academy on July 19.
Kelantan, Penang to slog it out in President's Cup final
There's no silencing these girls on the football pitch
Lanky Amiridzwan glad to be back in national colours
Pedro arrival will make Hazard even better, Courtois says
Clubless goalkeeper Kawashima dumped by Japan
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Chua: Treasury to look into the matter following appeals
Scientists solve mystery of polar bear Knut's death
Woman in China robbed, molested by Uber driver: report
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)