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Hong Kong tops leaderboard in soccer competition

  • Safrin La Batu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  12:19 am
Fight for the ball: Thanakhanty Aphixay of Laos (left) attempts a block on Hong Kong’s Orr Matthew during their Asian Games Group A soccer match at Patriot Candrabaga Stadium in Bekasi, West Java, on Friday. (Courtesy of INASGOC/Charlie/sup)

Fight for the ball: Thanakhanty Aphixay of Laos (left) attempts a block on Hong Kong’s Orr Matthew during their Asian Games Group A soccer match at Patriot Candrabaga Stadium in Bekasi, West Java, on Friday. (Courtesy of INASGOC/Charlie/sup)Hong Kong has bagged a significant three points on the Group A leaderboard by winning 3-1 against Laos in Friday’s opening match of the 2018 Asian Games soccer competition.

Meanwhile, Palestine versus Chinese Taipei ended 0-0 in a later match.

The round-robin matches in Group A, which includes Indonesia, are being held at the Patriot Candrabaga Stadium in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta.

Palestine coach Ayman Sandouq blamed fatigue for the scoreless draw against Chinese Taipei.

“We were too tired. We’re not satisfied with what we did today [Friday],” said Sandouq, as translated by Palestine midfielder Mohamed ...