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Bhutan hopes to triumph over Hongkong

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Football: Bhutans football team will take on Hongkong in the first game of the second round of the world cup qualifiers in Hongkong on June 11.

The Bhutanese team arrived in Hongkong yesterday for the big game after a week long practise and acclimatization session in Bangkok.

Defender Karun Gurung  of the National team said that the team is all set to take on Hongkong on their home ground. "We might not be the favorites but we believe in ourselves. We might be able to pull off another surprise, who knows?"

Karma Shedrup Tshering will lead the Dragon Boys yet again as the skipper of the team. "Karma is playing the best football of his career right now. He is guiding the team to a better future. I am sure the team will reach new heights under his leadership'" Karun said.

Hishey Tshering, the team's manager said the acclimatization session in Bangkok  has helped the team adjust with the intense heat. "They should do fine in Hongkong where the weather is comparatively milder than it is in Bangkok."

Karun Gurung said the new Japanese coach has prepared the team well. "With new tactics from the coach,we hope to win the game."

The team went for practice right after they arrived in Hongkong. "We hardly have time to practice here, but we managed some time and went for practice today," Karun said. "Its different playing here, but the timing is perfect."

The team will have another practice session today at the official match ground.

The match will be held at the Mong kok Stadium in Hongkong. The stadium has a capacity of 6664 and hosts the Hongkong Premier league football matches.

The kick off for the qualifiers is scheduled at 6pm Bhutan standard time.

Source : Kuenselonline