Vietnam beat Thailand in AFC U19 Women’s Championship hinh anh 1Vietnam vs Thailand in the first match of Group A of the AFC U19 Women’s Championship on October 27. (Photo:
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam defeated the hosts Thailand 2-0 in the first match of Group A of the AFC U19 Women’s Championship 2019 at Chonburi Stadium on October 27.

The hosts controlled the game from the whistle. But it was the visiting side who had the first chance. Ngo Thi Hong Nhung forced Thai goalie Ponpimon Ngoenphon to show her skills in the sixth minute.

After that, Thailand replied through a Ploychompoo Somnonk attempt from distance that Vietnamese goalkeeper Nguyen Thị Loan did well to repel.

After the break, Thailand missed a goal as Chatchawan Rodthong beat goalie Loan but the ball hit the cross bar.

In the 57th minute, Vietnam had the opening goal thanks to Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ngan’s efforts. She picked herself up to score from the spot after being upended in the area by the hosts’ goalie Ponpimon.

In the 92nd minute, Ngan Thi Van Su fixed the win 2-0 for Vietnam.

With this win, Vietnam are in second place of Group A, behind the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), who beat Australia 5-1.

Vietnam will next face the DPRK, while Thailand will take on Australia on October 30.

At the 2019 AFC U19 Women’s Championship, Vietnam are in Group A together with the hosts Thailand, DPRK and Australia, while Group B consists of Japan, China, the Republic of Korea and Myanmar.

The three best teams in the tournament will represent Asia to compete in the 2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup./.