|Viet Nam (W) lost to Myanmar 3-4 in the final match of the ASEAN Youth Football Championship-Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy in Brunei on Saturday.— Photo doisongphapluat
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam lost to Myanmar 3-4 in the final match of the ASEAN Youth Football Championship-Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy in Brunei on Saturday.
Myanmar went ahead with an opening goal at the 16th minute, when Vietnamese goalkeeper Le Van Truong mistakenly gave the ball to Myanmar's Myo Ko Tun, who took full advantage of the scoring opportunity.
Van Long levelled the result about 20 minutes later, and Ho Tuan Tai made it 2-1 for Viet Nam early in the second half. But Ko Tun scored his second goal with a straight header that knocked out Truong who, just three minutes later, let slip a third goal courtesy of Maung Soe.
Vietnamese Nguyen Cong Phuong, who missed a number of chances, finally found the net, making it 3-3 for his team at the 74th minute. He was later voted best player of the tournament. However, Aung Thu made a solo break into Viet Nam's defence and scored the winning goal.
After the tournament, the team will return home and prepare as hosts of the coming ASEAN Football Federation U19 Championship next month.
In related news, Viet Nam held Myanmar to a 1-1 draw at the AFF U19 Women's Football Championships yesterday in Bangkok. The team will face off against hosts Thailand in the finals tomorrow. — VNS