Vietnam beat Nepal 2-0 in Asian Games women's football opener

By Hoang Nguyen       SEP. 22, 2023

After the first half failing to create dangerous chances, Vietnam opened the score in the second half thanks to Hai Yen's tap-in, before Bich Thuy doubled it with a header.

  • 90'+6
    Game over

    After Nepal's corner, the referee blew the final whistle. The final score is 2-0 for Vietnam.

  • 90'+5

    Nepal got the most relevant chance of the game when their striker faced keeper Tran Thi Kim Thanh but couldn't beat her.

  • 90'+4

    The substitution Thai Thi Thao almost brought Vietnam the third goal when she received a pass inside the box for a finish, but took it wide.

  • 90'

    The second half has five additional minutes.

  • 89'

    Captain Hai Yen left the field for Thai Thi Thao. Yen had a good game today with the opening goal for Vietnam.

  • 88'

    Nepal have made many substitutions in the second half but that didn't improve their offense ability.

  • 80'

    Vietnam almost got the third goal when a pass found captain Hai Yen inside the box for a tap-in, but Nepal keeper saved it well.

  • 68'

    After conceding, Nepal tried to fight back with two chances but caused no harm to Vietnam.

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    Bich Thuy (R) celebrates after scoring with her teammate. Photo by Lam Thoa

  • 64'
    2-0 for Vietnam!

    Duong Thi Van made an inch-perfect pass from the left to Bich Thuy for a powerful header that left the keeper no chance.


    Bich Thuy scores for Vietnam from a header. Photo by Lam Thoa

Facing a weaker opponent like Nepal, Vietnam have a great chance to secure a win in their opening game of Asian Games women's football.

Vietnam are 34th on world ranking, 67 places above Nepal. In the recent two encounters at the 2024 Olympic Paris qualifiers, Vietnam won 5-1 and 2-0 after two legs.

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