Thai Son Nam ousted from AFC championships
|Viet Nam's Thai Son Nam were ousted from the AFC Club Futsal Championship after losing 1-6 to Al Sadaka of Lebanon. Photo the-afc.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's Thai Son Nam were ousted from the AFC Club Futsal Championship after losing 1-6 to Al Sadaka of Lebanon in Japan yesterday.
After three matches in the group stage, Thai Son Nam did not win a single game and sat pointless at the bottom of Group A.
It was Al Sadaka's first victory of the campaign although it was also their last match at the tournament.
The hosts, Nagoya Oceans, and Shenzhen Nanling Tielang of China took two berths to the semi-finals.
Going into the match, Al Sadaka played proudly while Thai Son Nam had only a remote chance of making the semi-finals.
However, a thumping Al Sadaka win confirmed the elimination of both Al Sadaka and Thai Son Nam.
Karim Zaid opened Al Sadaka's account in the fourth minute and Ali El Homsi doubled the lead in the ninth minute. Thai Son Nam's Japanese export Bruno Takashi reduced the deficit in the fourteenth minute but goals from Boris Cizmar, Marwan Gorges, Sleimen Ajami and second from Zaid completed the 6-1 rout for Al Sadaka.
"Obviously I am very happy with the result as we were playing for the pride of Lebanon futsal," Al Sadaka coach Hassan Deeb said. "There were no pressures whatsoever so we managed to score load of goals."
But Thai Son Nam's Italian coach Sergio Gargelli admitted: "It was a bad match as we were never organised."
"We did not play futsal today as players were looking at personal glory instead. Maybe they were under tremendous pressure and failed to cope," a visibly dejected Gargelli said. —AFC/VNS