Myanmar U-20 suffered a heavy defeat following their 6-0 loss to Ukraine U-20 in the second fixture of Group A at Northland Events Centre Whangarei on Tuesday.
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The tie ended in a goalless draw in the first half but the European side eventually broke their deadlock by six-goal outburst through Viktor Kovalenko, Roman Yaremchuk, Valerii Luchkevych, Eduard Sobol and Artem Biesiedin’s efforts.
Myanmar provided a hard-fought battle during the game, but they were unable to follow through on their chances, allowing Ukraine to defuse them without too much trouble.
The Young White Angels were also in trouble when Thiha Htet Aung received a straight red card following his hand ball in the box. The score could have been worse for Myanmar if Pavlo Polehenko’s penalty found the net.
“Obviously we only had the power for one match. The European teams play in another league and we cannot follow,” the Myanmar coach Gerd Zeise lamented the loss after the game.
“We are too blind and we do not have the experience, that’s absolutely clear. It was a disaster and this tournament has come too early for us.
“We must be realistic, the party is over. I must apologise to the Myanmar fans, I am responsible for this disaster, but I can’t turn a cyclist into a racing driver,” he added.