SEA Games: Vietnam defeat Myanmar in women's football semifinals

By Quang Dung, Hoang An   May 18, 2022 | 07:09 am PT
SEA Games: Vietnam defeat Myanmar in women's football semifinals
Huynh Nhu celebrates after scoring the only goal in the SEA Games 31 semifinals between Vietnam and Myanmar on May 18, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Dong
The 1-0 victory over Myanmar in SEA Games 31 semifinals on Wednesday brought the women’s team of Vietnam into the final with Thailand.

The score didn’t reflect the whole game as Vietnam were dominating most of the time. Myanmar failed to create any considerable changes, aside from a long-distance shot by captain Khin Malar Tun or a header by Win Theigi Tun.

In the first 15 minutes in Cam Pha Stadium in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Pham Hai Yen faced the Myanmar keeper two times but couldn’t finish. Tran Thi Thuy Trang also had two chances in the second half to shoot inside the box but didn’t hit the target.

The difference came in the 28th minute. From a cross of Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung, captain Huynh Nhu got a reverse header that glided the ball into the far corner, out of the keeper’s reach. This is Huynh Nhu’s first goal in SEA Games 31 but it’s an important one that took Vietnam to the final.

The opponent of Vietnam in the final is once again Thailand. This is the sixth encounter between two teams in a SEA Games final. In the previous two finals, Vietnam defeated Thailand to claim gold.

The final will take place at 7 p.m. on May 21, also in Cam Pha.

Highlights: Vietnam 1-0 Myanmar

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