Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Olympic qualifier win not top target for Afghanistan

An Olympic qualifier win over Vietnam is not the main goal but displaying Afghanistan’s aspiration to play football, the country’s coach, Sung Jea Lee, said on arrival in Hanoi. The U-23 teams are scheduled to play Tuesday with the winner going through to the next round. Originally scheduled for last Wednesday, the game was postponed after Afghanistan failed to turn up because of flight problems.The Korean coach told Vietnam Net his players had trained for two months but the harsh climate in the country had hampered their drills. “We did not play a match last year and our last match was in late 2005 in the South Asian Football Championship in Pakistan,” he said.

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