By: Lee Chin-wei and Ko Lin
Taipei, Nov. 14 (CNA) Taiwan’s men’s national soccer team lost to Turkmenistan 2-1 in
the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifiers at the Sport Toplumy Stadium in Balkanabat Tuesday.
Turkmenistan led 2-0 at half time with goals by strikers Murat Yakshiyev and Altymyrat Annadurdyyev.
In the second half, Taiwan’s midfielder Chen Po-liang (陳柏良) reduced the deficit to 2-1 with a penalty conversion in the 86th minute after an opposing player committed a foul in the box.
However, the Taiwanese team failed to find the net again before the referee blew for full time. [FULL STORY]