Kazakhstan 1 vs Indonesia 0
This qualifying tournament started in a positive way for Kazakhstan but not so much for Indonesia, which is looking to get into the Asian Games for the first time in its history.
Although both teams had been preparing for this first match (especially for the local team) as they have the burden of winning in their country, it could not be for the team led by Annur El Islamy.
Already at the beginning of the match, it was clear that the yellow team wanted to impose an intensive game on the local team, which is why in the 7th minute of the first quarter, the yellow team got a penalty corner in their favor that they were able to take advantage of.
The first attempt hit an Indonesian player in the foot, so the penalty corner was retaken, it was here that Balzhan Beisenaby made a strong shot towards the goal and Viktoriya Lobanova appeared to deflect and convert the only goal of the match.
Although both teams had more scoring chances, some of them were saved by the goalkeepers and others were missed by the goalkeepers.
The best player of the match was the goal scorer Viktoriya Lobanova, the 17-year-old player who gave the victory to her team to start dreaming about a hopeful and historical qualification to the Asian Games for the team led by Nurzhan Beibitov.
The hosts will play Singapore tomorrow, June 7, while Kazakhstan will play Uzbekistan on Wednesday, June 8.