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Sooronbai Jeenbekov comments on Kyrgyzstan - the Philippines football match

The President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov praised national football players, calling them an example of patriotism, at the ceremony of presenting state awards and honorary titles. The Information Policy Department of the Presidential Administration reported.

According to him, this is how one should make his country famous. «Yesterday we, the Kyrgyz people, witnessed a wonderful game and a big victory of the players of our national football team. Our team for the first time takes part in the Asian Cup and immediately achieved such success. Having defeated the Philippines team with a score 3: 1, they gave a real holiday to our people. The very fact that our football team won the right to participate in the Asian Cup for the first time was a great success. Our players showed a good game during all matches and entered the next stage of the competition,» Sooronbai Jeenbekov stressed.

This is actually an event of historical significance! Most importantly, our guys played selflessly and showed a very interesting game.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov

On behalf of the people of Kyrgyzstan, he expressed sincere thanks to the players, the head coach of the team, the whole team. «We believe that our guys will also show a meaningful game next time and all Kyrgyzstanis will cheer for them!» Sooronbai Jeenbekov said.

Yesterday, the national football team of Kyrgyzstan won the Philippines at the Asian Cup.

AFC Asian Cup is held in the UAE. In the first round, Kyrgyzstan lost to China, in the second — to the South Korea. Following three rounds, the national team became the third in group C with three points.