Vietnam thumped by RoK in Olympic qualifier

Vietnam lost to the Republic of Korea (RoK) 0-4 in the last match of the AFC Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 qualifiers in Japan on March 9.

It was Vietnam’s fifth defeat at the event in Osaka, following a 6-1 loss to Japan on March 7, a 1-0 loss to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on March 4, a 9-0 loss to Australia on March 2 and a 2-0 loss to China on February 29. 

RoK had two losses, two draws and one win. Neither team earned a slot at Rio 2016.

“In today’s game we had very heavy rain and our players are not so strong playing in those conditions. We were also playing against a very high level team, that’s why we lost today,” said Vietnam’s coach Mai Duc Chung.
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“We came to compete with the highest level of Asian teams and I am satisfied with how my players did,” added Chung.

“We learned a lot. First of all, we have improved our skill and technical play – particularly by playing the likes of Australia and China. They showed us many good things so our players will improve in the future.

“We are making programmes for women and children looking towards the long term, and in the near future we want to reach the top level in Asia.”


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