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SEA Games: Vietnam defeat Thailand to win gold medal

By Hoang Nguyen       MAY. 22, 2022

Vietnam successfully defended the SEA Games men's football gold medal after beating Thailand 1-0 in the final on Sunday night.

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    Vietnam claimed SEA Games 31 gold medal!

    The time is up and Vietnam won Thailand 1-0 to bring the men's football gold medal home!

  • 90'+3

    Tuan Tai received a yellow card for buying time.

  • 90'+3
    Vietnam almost scored 

    The ball was passed inside for Tien Linh and he was a few inches away from getting a tap-in.

  • 90'

    Four minutes are added to the second half. Vietnam are close to the gold medal.

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    Nham Manh Dung (number 17) takes a header to score for Vietnam. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

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    Nham Manh Dung (number 17) after scoring for Vietnam. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

  • 83'
    Goal for Vietnam!

    It's Nham Manh Dung with an absolute monster of a header after receiving a pinpoint cross by Phan Tuan Tai. 1-0 for Vietnam!

  • 80'

    Vietnam have been increasing pressure on Thailand in the last few minutes.

  • 79'

    The ball found Manh Dung after a corner. He was going to tap it in but the ball hit his arm before that.

  • 76'

    Kanitsribampen got another chance to shoot after receiving a pass from Ben Davis, but he couldn't beat keeper Van Toan.

Vietnam entered the SEA Games final with four wins, one draw and didn't concede a single goal, while Thailand got four wins and one loss. Both team had to play extra time in the semifinals to beat their opponents with the same score, 1-0.

After 12 encounters in the previous SEA Games events, Vietnam haven't won against Thailand once. They lost eight and drew four games. Tonight is the chance for Vietnam to change that.

Thailand have won 16 SEA Games football gold while Vietnam have only got one in 2019.

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