SEA Games: Vietnam defeat Thailand to win women's football gold medal

By Hoang Nguyen       MAY. 21, 2022

The winning goal of Huynh Nhu secured Vietnam the gold medal in the women's football final of SEA Games 31 against Thailand on Saturday, their third gold in a row.

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    Vietnam won SEA Games gold medal!

    The only goal by captain Huynh Nhu secured the 1-0 victory of Vietnam over Thailand and brought the gold medal home.


    Vietnamese players celebrate their victory in Cam Pha Stadium. Photo by Ngoc Thanh


    Players react after Huynh Nhu (number 9) scored the winner goal. Photo by Giang Huy

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    Vietnam made two tactical substitutions to enforce their defense.

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    Three minutes are added to the second half. Vietnam are three minutes away from the gold medal.

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    Thailand made another two substitutions to increase their attacking power as time was running out.

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    Keeper Kim Thanh used her leg to save a another freekick, this time by Dangda.


    Kim Thanh block the ball with her right leg. Photo by Lam Thoa

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    Vietnam almost scored

    Once again Duong Thi Van won the ball in the midfield. She made a pass to Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung to run down and face keeper Boonsing, who couldn't catch the ball cleanly. Tran Thi Thuy Trang got a tap-in but her shot hit the post.

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    Keeper Kim Thanh blocked a freekick by Thailand captain Silawan Intamee.

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    Another substitution for Vietnam as Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha replaced Bich Thuy on the field. Thailand also made the second substitution.

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    After the opening goal, Vietnam kept pushing forward and increased pressure on Thailand.

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    Huynh Nhu (number 9) takes the shot that opened the score for Vietnam. Photo by Ngoc Thanh


    Huynh Nhu celebrates her goal for Vientam. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

Vietnam have encountered Thailand six times in SEA Games. Both teams have one win each and four draws. So far, Vietnam have won six SEA Games women's football gold medals while Thailand had five.

Each team have only conceded once in this SEA Games.

If Vietnam win the gold medal in this game, it will be their third in three consecutive SEA Games.

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