Waiting for the big day
Bhutan lost to Hong Kong by 7 goals in the Asian World Cup qualifying round held in Mong Kok stadium last Thursday. It was a big setback for Bhutan on its road to Russia 2018. The dragons’ boys have shown a splendid sense of discipline and tactics playing at the match. Our boys look much younger against the champions.
The observers have felt that dragon boys have done their best and the game was more or less one sided with the physically faster and stronger opponents. The Hong Kong team dominated our team throughout the game. The lost both in the air and in the ground.
Football fans in Bhutan who watched the match was literally cried as they watched their home team lost. Most of them never expected to lose the game by such a huge margin. It was a shock to bear such a trashing defeat.
The head coach of Bhutan Football Federation has commented on the requirement of more practice and hard work. Whereas the technical director of the federation has called this match a good experience for the players. As said by the technical director it was definitely a good experience for our football team.
Now Bhutan will face with China on the 16th June 2015 at the Chaglingmethang Stadium and it is going to be the most thrilling match of football for the 2018 world cup qualifying. It will be for the first time in the history of football that Bhutan will be playing with China.
Local tour operators are bringing in about 130 Chinese tourists to watch the match between Bhutan and China. The tourism industry has seen an increase in the numbers of Chinese tourist over the years. For this the tourism industry will benefit and enhance the economic growth of the country.
There is a glimmer of hope for Bhutan to win the match as China is positioned at 82nd in FIFA Ranking and Bhutan at 163rd. For the greater benefit of the country, the event has brought many things good for the country including the Chinese tourists and made us more visible in the world of football.
As we all move for the great day this week, it becomes our responsibility to treat our guest with honor and dignity. We must avoid all the things that will tarnish our image and reputation.
In the meantime we must not forget to cheer for our dragon boys with all our heart and soul as they are part us and needed the most deserved support.