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Female footie stars make SEA Games semis

Update: November, 29/2019 - 22:11


Việt Nam (in white) vs Indonesia in Group B of Southeast Asian Games on Friday. Việt Nam beat Indonesia 6-0 to reach the event’s semi-finals. VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Linh

SEA Games

HÀ NỘI The Việt Nam national women's football team cruised into the semi-finals of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after crushing Indonesia 6-0 in Group B on Friday.

The match was held at Binan Football Stadium in the Philippines.

Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung, Nguyễn Thị Vạn and Huỳnh Như scored two goals each to secure the comfortable win.

With one win and one draw, Việt Nam's four points were enough to ensure progression.

Earlier, Việt Nam drew with Thailand 1-1.

Việt Nam were dominant from the start and were 3-0 up within 19 minutes thanks to Dung and Vạn's goals from set-pieces.

With the match won the defending champions were able to slow the pace of the game, but still maintained their dominance over Indonesia.

After the break, striker Huỳnh Như scored a fourth goal five minutes after the restart and added her second in the 61st minute.

In the dying minutes, Dung found her second of the day to complete the 6-0 rout.

The remaining qualifier from Group B will be decided after the Thailand-Indonesia match on Monday.

The competing nations have been split into two groups during the group stage draw with hosts Philippines, Malaysia and Myanmar in Group A while Thailand, Việt Nam and Indonesia making up Group B.

Top two teams from each group will qualify for the knockout stages with the semi-finals scheduled for December 5 and the third-place play-off and final to be played on December 8. VNS

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