|Việt Nam and Laos’ players vie for the ball in the third-place match of the AFF U16 Girls’ Championship in Indonesia yesterday. — VFF Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won a bronze medal yesterday at the AFF U16 Girls’ Championship in Indonesia.
The team beat Laos 3-0 in a penalty shootout after the two sides tied 0-0 during the official time.
After their earlier loss against Thailand in the semi-final, Việt Nam recovered their spirit and entered this game with new energy.
They controlled the game from the time the referee blew her whistle, however, they did not convert opportunities into goals during the two halves.
In the penalty shootout, goalie Đào Thị Kiều Oanh shone, to help Việt Nam win the game after blocking three penalty shots by Lao players.
After this tournament, the Vietnamese girls will gather again in August to prepare for the qualifying round of the AFC U16 Championship 2016, which will be held in Thailand in September. — VNS