Laos are at the centre of discussions, especially after storming into the semifinals by flooding their opponents with goals in the Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup, and the Southeast Asian nation will be favourites against Kyrgyzstan in the first semifinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today.
Laos opened their campaign by inflicting a 5-0 defeat on Mongolia before mauling Tajikistan 6-0 to set up their semifinal against Group B runners-up Kyrgyzstan, who came into the last four on the back of 2-1 win over UAE and a 2-0 defeat o Bangladesh.
“We want to show our best in the semifinals even though Laos are one of the best teams in the tournament. We are ready for the match and hope for a good match,” Kyrgyzstan coach Nataliia Gaivoronskaia said yesterday.
Laos coach Vongmisay Soubouakham was also upbeat about making it to the final.
“For each game, we are ready to give hundred percent in the semifinal. Kyrgyzstan are strong but we will do our best to beat them and qualify for the final.”