Vietnamese players celebrate after Trần Nhật Lan (No 7) scores a goal in the third place match. — Photo giaducthoidai.vn
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won the bronze medal at the AFF Women's U15 Championship which ended on Tuesday in Chonburi, Thailand.
Việt Nam beat the Philippines 1-0 after striker Trần Nhật Lan found the net at the 36th minute.
Việt Nam also beat the Philippines in the earlier group round of the tournament by 2-0.
Coach Nguyễn Thị Mai Lan made several changes in the second meeting and her players had no difficulty dominating from the beginning of the match.
However, the score did not change until the 36th mark when Lan scored her shot from 20 metres.
The Philippines opened more attacks in the second half, sending Vietnamese keeper Trà Mi in alert time, but they failed to beat her.
“I am quite pleased with the win as I thought that after four straight matches, the girls would be really tired and not motivated, but they did well,” said coach Lan. “I have to congratulate the whole team.”
In the final, Thailand bagged their third title in a row when they beat Laos 5-3 in a penalty shootout at the Institute of Physical Education Stadium. — VNS