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Việt Nam make semi-finals after second win

Update: July, 29/2016 - 07:00
Vietnamese striker Nguyễn Thị Muôn (right) escapes from Filipino players during their match at the Southeast Asian Women’s Football Championship in Myanmar on July 28. Việt Nam wn 4-0. — Photo by Myanmar Football Federation
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam entered the semi-final of the Southeast Asian Women’s Football Championship after beating the Philippines 4-0 yesterday in the Group A second round match in Mandalay, Myanmar.

Just seven minutes from the start Nguyễn Thị Hòa opened the score with a straight shot to the far corner.

The former champions continued to dominate the game with consecutive attacks. And they easily netted another goal before the interval through midfielder Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung.

Dung who won the national Silver Ball 2015 has grabbed five goals and leads the best scoring chart of the tournament.

The second half saw a repeat with striker Huỳnh Như made it 3-0 at the 71st mark. Captain Nguyễn Thị Minh Nguyệt, who will retire after the championship, added the fourth goal eight minutes later.

The Philippines, with more than half their members being naturalised players, did not find a solution to Việt Nam’s stormy attempts. According to statistics, they did not even make a single on-target kick and had no corner kick as well.

The second win pushed Việt Nam to the top of the group with six points.

Việt Nam will play defending champions Thailand, who are at the second place, on Saturday.

In a later game, Thailand defeated Singapore 8-0.

In Group B actions on Wednesday, hosts Myanmar trounced East Timor 17-0 and Australian U-20 beat Malaysia 4-0.

Today, the Australians will face East Timor while Malaysia play Myanmar. — VNS

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