[September 15, 2022 – Harmon, Guam] Team expectations for the Guam U20 National Team include applying experience from previous matches and delivering its best performance of the AFC U20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™ Qualifiers in its final match of the tournament against Yemen Friday in Vientiane, Laos.
The team has already played three matches in five days, with the latest a hurtful 9-0 loss to East Asian heavyweights and group favorite Japan.
“The players right now are in the locker room and many of them are crying,” said Dominic Gadia, Guam U20 Head Coach during the Match Day 3 post-match press conference. “They’re crying not only because of the score line, but also because 1) they truly gave everything they could, and 2) everything we’ve been trying to improve on from all the previous matches happened today but it wasn’t enough. It hurts them because now they are really beginning to understand more and more about what it takes from them as players and as a team. They had a great opportunity to play against a World Cup caliber team; they had a great opportunity to really measure themselves against good opposition. .....
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