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Việt Nam to face Philippines in women’s football semi-final

Update: December, 03/2019 - 14:32


The Việt Nam national women’s football team seen at the ongoing SEA Games. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam national women’s football team will face the hosts Philippines in the semi-final of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 30.

As the group stage concluded on Monday, Việt Nam topped Group B while the Philippines stood at the second place in Group A. The match is set to take place at Binan Stadium on Thursday.

Previously, Việt Nam drew 1-1 with Thailand in the first game before thrashing Indonesia 6-0.

Meanwhile, Thailand held the second position in Group B after beating Indonesia 5-1 on Monday, also with four points but behind Việt Nam on goal difference.

Thailand will face Myanmar who trounced Malaysia 5-0 the same day and clinched the top spot in Group A.

According to Phạm Thanh Hùng, head of women’s football department of the Việt Nam Football Federation, if Việt Nam beat the Philippines, he will award the team around VNĐ1 billion (US$43,500).

After performing well in the qualifying round, Việt Nam women’s team were also given VNĐ1.5 billion ($65,200) from Hùng and the VFF.

Two years ago at the SEA Games held in Malaysia, Việt Nam triumphed after taking top place on goal difference over Thailand. — VNS

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