Vietnamese women football team, in red, beats Cambodia at 10-0 score yesterday to win at the opening match of Group B in the AFF Women Championship 2019. — Photo thethao247.vn
BANGKOK — The Vietnamese women's football team hammered Cambodia 10-0 on Friday in the opening match of Group B in the AFF Women's Championship.
The match was effectively over just seven minutes in as Việt Nam grabbed three quick goals, two coming from Huỳnh Như.
The score was 8-0 at the break, with Hải Yến and Bích Thủy among the goals.
The Vietnamese eased off in the second half and while dominating possession, only scored twice more in the second half, again through Hải Yến and Bích Thủy.
This result leaves Việt Nam on top of the group ahead of Myanmar, who squeaked past Indonesia 7-0.
The Vietnamese team enter the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women's Championship with the highest determination, Vietnamese manager Mai Đức Chung has said.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the tournament opener, Chung said the AFF Women's Championship was always an important regional event for the Vietnamese women's team.
He also expressed his sincere thanks to the AFF for regularly hosting the tournament, which is good for the development of women's football in the region.
“The Vietnamese women's team had a training tour in Japan and my players are now very excited to enter the tournament,” Chung was quoted by Nhân Dân (People) newspaper as saying.
Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand were always strong rivals and Việt Nam would respect any opponents, while playing each match with caution, he added.
Group B consists of Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Việt Nam. Group A features Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste and defending champions Thailand. The tournament takes place from August 15-27 in Chonburi, Thailand. —VNS