Turkmen football team still has chances to get to the Asian Cup

National football team has ended in a draw with Singapore team in the third match of the third round of qualifying tournament for the Asian Cup. This allowed Turkmen team to stay on the second position of the tournament table of E group where two first positions would be qualified for prestigious competitions in the United Arab Emirates in the summer of 2019.

The match was held in stubborn contest in Singapore’s Besar Stadium. The score was opened in the second half by our rivals – Shakir Hamzah hit the goal on 62 minute.

Turkmen players managed to equalize the score in the remaining time. Forward Altymyrat Annadurdiyev levelled the advantage of the rivals by sharp shoot in the last ten minutes. There were no more goals after.

The results of the round allowed our team getting 4 points and remaing on the second position in the group. It gives good chances for qualifying for the Asian Cup taking into consideration that the players under the coaching of Yazkuly Hojageldiyev will have next two matches out of three remaining at home. Bahrain team, having won the team of Chinese Taipei with 5:0 score and getting 7 points, is the leader of the group. That put Taiwan team to the third position in the group with 3 points. The team from Singapore in on the last fourth position with two points.

The next match of Turkmenistan national team will be in Ashgabat in October 2017 against the outsider of the group, the Singapore team.