Entering the match, the U.19 Vietnamese women’s team played with the following lineup: goalkeeper Ha Thi Minh Anh; defenders: Nguyen Thi Thuy Nhi and Le Thi Hong Yeu; midfielders: captains Le Thi Bao Tram, Ho Thi Thanh Thao, Hoang Thi Ngoc Anh, Vu Thi Hoa, Tran Nhat Lan; strikers: Luu Hoang Van, Ngoc Minh Chuyen and Ta Thi Thuy.
Although the match took place in the heavy rain, the female players of U.19 Vietnam still quickly mastered the game and opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a strike from striker Luu Hoang. Van (9). 7 minutes later, the scorer who once shone in the first qualifying round of the 2024 Asian Women’s U.20 Championship, Ngoc Minh Chuyen (10) spoke up, raising the score to 2-0.
Not stopping there, in just two minutes 16 and 17, in front of the opponent’s embarrassment, Ho Thi Thanh Thao (4) and striker Luu Hoang Van (9) respectively scored more goals and completed the double for only me. Thereby, the U.19 Vietnamese women’s team led 4 goals after the first half.
After 4 quick goals conceded in the first half, the female players of Singapore U.19 regrouped, retreating deep to organize the play and try to protect the goal against the onslaught of the white team. The rain stopped in the 45 minutes of the second half, helping the players of both teams deploy their tactical intentions more clearly. With a dominant advantage, the game continues to belong to teacher and coach Akira Ijiri. In the 66th minute, the Vietnamese players were awarded a penalty. Not missing the opportunity, captain Le Thi Bao Tram (2) had an accurate shot on the 11-meter mark, setting a 5-0 victory for the U.19 Vietnamese women’s team against Singapore.
The final score of the match could have been different had defender Nguyen Thi Thuy Nhi (8) not missed the penalty that the U.19 Vietnamese women’s team enjoyed in the 90th minute. With the victory over Singapore, the team coach Akira Ijiri had the first 3 points at the 2023 AFF Women’s U.19 Championship.
On July 10, the U.19 Vietnamese women’s team will enter the final match in the group stage, against the Malaysian U.19 women’s team. The match takes place at 15:30 in City Palembang, Indonesia.