Rated higher than U17 Laos, U17 Thailand entered confidently and got the opening goal in the 12th minute, thanks to Dutsadee.
But the opening of the defense made the home team pay with a goal in the 26th minute. Phanthavong was the one who scored for Laos U17 to bring the match to the starting line.
Equalized, “War Elephants” tried to put pressure and after many missed opportunities, Thailand U17 also found it. The goal that decides the match. That was the shining situation of Chanothai in the 5th minute of injury time of the match.
The Golden Temple team, although highly rated in Group A, won 3 hard points on the opening day of the 2023 AFC U17 Finals.
Before that, another representative of Southeast Asia, U17 Malaysia, had to receive 0-4 defeat against U17 Yemen.
Yemen U17’s goals were scored by Al Khader (21′), Abbas (31′), Al Turaiqi (48′ pen) and Adnan’s own goal (88′).
With this result, U17 Yemen temporarily occupied the top of Group A after the first match, the host Thailand ranked 2nd. With the same defeat, U17 Laos and U17 Malaysia shared the bottom two positions of the table.
Libra | 22:11 06/15/2023