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Bangkok: Liu Kin Po’s second half brace helped Hong Kong secure a 3-2 win over Qatar at the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship on Friday.

Having played all their Group C matches - and following the subsequent draw between Lebanon and Uzbekistan - Hong Kong cannot now progress to the next phase of the competition, while the defeat at the Bangkok Arena was Qatar’s third of the tournament.

In what would prove to be a close affair, Hong Kong seized the advantage going into the break, Cheung Chak Wai scoring in the 15th minute following Lam Chun Kit’s excellent assist.

Qatar then drew themselves level a minute into the second-half thanks to Obaid Abulsharida’s short-range effort, before Liu notched his third and fourth goals of the tournament, strikes that would prove to be the difference despite Salim Albalushi late consolation for the West Asians.  

  • Qatar’s next game: May 20, Uzbekistan v Qatar

Qatar: OBAID 21’, ALBALUSHI 39’
Hong Kong: CHEUNG 17’,  LIU 27’, LIU 38’

Photo: AFC