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Lebanon hold off Bahrain

Tue, 08 May 2018

BAHRAIN signed off from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship in Bangkok with a 2-3 loss to Lebanon yesterday.

Marwa Mohammed Mubarak and Eman Rashed Alkhattal were both on target for the Bahrainis in 12th and 15th minute, respectively.

But the Lebanese were able to open the match strong with two goal in the third minute and 10th minute from Rayane Rachid, and then the winner that broke a 2-2 deadlock scored by substitute Yara Hosry.

The loss was their third in as many games as they finished last in Group ‘C’ in what was their debut appearance in the futsal competition.

Japan finished in first place following a 6-4 win over China in last night’s other divisional clash. Both teams advanced to the quarter-finals, while Bahrain and Lebanon ended their tournament campaigns.

Bahrain head coach Elrashid Bukhari Ahmed said after the contest: “It was a great match and the players did well, especially because we don’t have a futsal league in our country and Lebanon do, and that showed in the end.

“We tried to implement some of the more attacking tactics in our training and we scored a great (second), goal which is an indication of what we can do in the future.”

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