Vietnam beat Thailand at ASIAD 2018

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s women beat Thailand 3-2 in their first match of Group C at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia yesterday to qualify for the knock-out stages.

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Moving on: Vietnam celebrate beating Thailand 3-2 in their first match in Group C at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo


Group C consists of only three teams, and after Thailand lost to Japan, the result confirms Vietnam will progress.

Thailand controlled the first half, but lost their cool in front of goal to allow Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung to open the scoring for Vietnam in the 21st minute.

Eight minutes later, Suchawadee Nildhamrong beat goalkeeper Khong Thi Hang from the penalty spot to level the game, but it was short lived and Nguyen Thi Van restored Vietnam’s lead just two minutes later.

In the 40th minute, Nguyen Thi Lieu got her name on the scoresheet to make it 3-1.

Thailand fought back strongly in the second half and narrowed the gap in the 79th minute, but were unable to find the equaliser.

Vietnam will next face Japan on August 23.

PM Phuc congratulates VN women’s team

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a message of congratulations to the Vietnamese female football team after they beat Thailand 3-2 in their first match of Group C at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia on Sunday. With the win, the team has qualified for the knock-out stages.

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Members of the Vietnamese women’s team. — Photo baomoi.com


The PM praised the strength and determination of the Vietnamese women as well as the good guidance of head coach Mai Duc Chung.

PM Phuc also hoped the team will continue to achieve good results in ASIAD.

Phuc’s encouragement will be a driving force for their next match against Japan on August 21.

With this result, the Viet Nam Football Federation awarded the team VND400 million (US$17,400).

Meanwhile, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism also awarded the Viet Nam Olympic team VND200 million ($8,700) after they beat Japan 1-0 in their last qualifying match to top Group D at ASIAD the same day.

Source: VNS

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