Vietnam make it to Women's Asian Cup with another easy win in qualifiers

By Lam Thoa   September 30, 2021 | 09:56 am GMT+7
Vietnam make it to Women's Asian Cup with another easy win in qualifiers
Vietnam players (L) celebrate the win against Tajikistan in Women's Asian Cup qualifiers on September 29, 2021. Photo by Vietnam Football Federation
Vietnam qualified for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with a 7-0 win over Tajikistan on Wednesday night.

Vietnam are ranked 32nd in the world while Tajikistan are exactly 100 places below them, and the difference showed on the field.

In the first half goalkeeper Tran Thi Kim Thanh did not have to exert herself much as Vietnam dominated the strong but slow Tajik team. They constantly attacked down the flanks and crossed into the box to create chances.

One of them, in the 14th minute, turned into a goal as Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy sprinted down the right before passing to Pham Hai Yen, who finished with ease to open the scoring.

But the Vietnamese had to wait until three minutes before the break to score again. Thuy received a pass from Pham Hoang Quynh and dribbled past Tajik keeper Saiyora Saidova to put the ball in the open net.

In the second half Vietnam continued to dominate. Though the Tajiks came up with a few counter-attacks, the Vietnamese defenders were not stretched.

It only took five minutes for Vietnam to make it 3-0 off a penalty scored by Huynh Nhu.

Four minutes later Quynh assisted Thuy with another goal.

Vietnam slowed the tempo down but still managed to score three more goals through Yen, Hoang Thi Loan and Nguyen Thi Van.

Yen scored eight goals in two qualifying group B matches, six of them in the 16-0 drubbing of Maldives.

The group originally had four teams, but Afghanistan withdrew.

Vietnam easily took top spot to qualify for the finals to be played in India.

Women's Asian Cup qualifiers: Vietnam 7-0 Tajikistan

 
 
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