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Myanmar U-22 head coach criticised SEA Games hectic schedule

Myanmar U-22 head coach Gerd Zeise has criticised organisers for the hectic football schedule ahead of the semi-final clash against Thailand at Selayang Stadium on Saturday.

Myanmar’s schedule is tight in the group stage, where they have had one rest day in between three of four matches.

However, before the semi, Zeise’s players can take the advantage of four-day interval in comparison with just 48 hours of opponents Thailand.

“Good to have four days of rest before tomorrow’s game. We will be fresher than Thailand as they played on Thursday,” Zeise told reporters at the pre-match press conference, as quoted by the New Straits Times.

“Playing too many matches with little rest is unhealthy and dangerous for players,” he added.