Lebanon edges out Guam 4-3 in WAFF women’s tournament opener

Guam Women’s National Team Falls to Lebanon in WAFF Women’s Championship Opener

The Guam Women’s National Team faced off against Lebanon in their opening match of the WAFF Women’s Championship Saudi 2024, and despite showing moments of brilliance, ultimately fell short in a 4-3 defeat. The match, played at the King Abdullah Sports City Hall Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, saw Guam take the lead twice in the game, but Lebanon mounted a comeback in the second half to secure the win.

Head Coach Kristin Thompson expressed her disappointment with the result but praised her players for their effort and execution on the field. She emphasized the need for the team to learn from their mistakes and make adjustments for their upcoming match against Jordan. Despite the loss, there were positive takeaways from the game, with Guam showing glimpses of their potential as a team.

Player Rebecca Bartosh, who scored two goals for Guam in the match, highlighted the team’s fighting spirit and the positives they can build on moving forward. The debut of four new players at the senior women’s level also bodes well for the team’s future development and growth.

Looking ahead, Guam will face Jordan in their next match, while Lebanon will take on Saudi Arabia. Both matches will be available for live stream on WAFF’s official Youtube channel, offering fans the chance to support their teams from afar.

For supporters looking to show their pride for the Guam National Team, official merchandise, including authentic Masakåda jerseys, are available for purchase online. The team will be looking to bounce back from their opening defeat and put on a strong performance in their upcoming matches as they aim to make their mark on the tournament.

Overall, while the loss to Lebanon was a setback, Guam’s Women’s National Team has shown promise and determination, and with the right adjustments and continued hard work, they can look to make waves in the WAFF Women’s Championship Saudi 2024.

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