The Vietnamese women’s team has completed its first step in the first World Cup, with a performance that is considered brave and courageous in front of the reigning US champion, where pillars such as Bich Thuy, Kim Thanh, Thu Thuong… all played with great effort.
In particular, the most memorable moment is probably the situation when goalkeeper Kim Thanh excellently pushed the 11-meter ball of the legendary Alex Morgan in the 44th minute, preventing the top striker who scored more than 120 goals for the US team to go down in history with a record of scoring in 4 consecutive World Cups.
Coach Mai Duc Chung revealed the secret to helping goalkeeper Kim Thanh save the US team’s penalty
Alex Morgan is the player who has had 1 assist in this match, playing extremely actively in the role of a central striker, standing highest in the attack of the US team, with a total of 5 shots being launched. Obviously, she wants to increase the number of goals in the World Cups above 9.
However, in addition to assisting Sophia Smith, this beautiful-faced striker was unable to score his own to mark a record 4th consecutive World Cup.
At the best opportunity in the match was a penalty in the 44th minute, Alex Morgan was unable to beat Kim Thanh, when the goalkeeper wearing the HCM City club shirt fell in the right direction to his right, successfully blocking the shot of the American player.
It was an interesting moment, because right before Alex Morgan hit the shot, midfielder Bich Thuy stood close to the edge of the penalty area, looking closely at her American colleague and Thuy shouted loudly: “Right, they shot to the right!”.
As teammates who have played together for a long time, Bich Thuy’s advice must have been “prestigious”, because then it was true that Kim Thanh leaned to the right to block the 11-meter shot of the legendary female player of the national team. Of course, as revealed by coach Mai Duc Chung and goalkeeper Kim Thanh, before the match, the Vietnamese women’s team carefully studied Morgan’s penalty kick style. Therefore, with Bich Thuy’s “direction” at the “scene”, Kim Thanh has successfully completed her task.
In this match, Alex Morgan played only 63 minutes before being withdrawn to make room for another legend, Megan Rapione. And Bich Thuy left the field 2 minutes earlier after a foul by a female American player. She was replaced by My Anh.
Thanh Nha is back, the Vietnamese women’s team is ready to fight Portugal
The good news for the Vietnamese women’s team is that Bich Thuy’s injury is not too severe. She has been able to walk since last night. Today, the female midfielder was given a break by coach Mai Duc Chung while the Vietnamese women’s team practiced to recover to be ready to return for the match against the Portuguese women’s team at 14:20 on July 27.