Vietnam women win football gold at SEA Games

By Nguyen My       DEC. 8, 2019

Vietnam defend their gold medal over Thailand at SEA Games Sunday by putting up a good fight in more than two hours.

  • 120'+3
    End of extra time

    Vietnam will wear SEA Games gold for the record sixth time after a wonderful display of courage, strength and fighting spirit to defeat tough opponent Thailand.

    This fixture has not always been a high-scoring one, but one goal in extra time is enough for Vietnam's women to defend their gold medal. Brilliant!


    Vietnam women parade the national flag at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Philippines, after defeating Thailand in extra time to win the SEA Games football gold medal.

  • 120'

    Bich Thuy is on the ground after a dangerous tackle from a Thailand's player to stop a counter.

  • 119'

    Bich Thuy is in the book for impeding Thailand from taking their freekick.

  • 113'

    Kim Thanh courageously rushes out to catch the ball despite being very hurt at the moment.

  • 111'

    Captain Huynh Nhu leaves the pitch. She will be replaced by Tran Nguyen Bao Chau.

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    The medics are tending to players of both sides. It has been an exhausting match.

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    The extra time is interrupted repeatedly by players suffering cramp. Photo by Lam Thoa.

  • 106'
    Second half of extra time

    Thai Thi Thao is having a cramp. She is being carried out in a stretcher.

  • End of the first half of the extra time

    Vietnam finally break the deadlock two minutes into the extra time with Hai Yen's powerful header.

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    Vietnam stand up well to Thailand's two dangerous corners.

Vietnam's women won gold at the previous SEA Games, where Thailand won silver.

They also beat Thailand to claim the AFF Women's Championship last August.

Vietnam played Thailand in the group stage this year where they scored first but Thailand equalized to maintain the 1-1 result.

Coach Mai Duc Chung said Thailand are a strong team this year, especially with aerial balls, and that's something Vietnam will have to be careful with.

His Thailand counterpart Naruephon Kaenson said his players will make the best of their team work.

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