Vietnam’s U19s lose out to DPRK at AFC Women’s Championship

VOV.VN -Vietnam’s national under-19 women’s football team suffered a defeat at the hands of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in their second match at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Women's Championships in Thailand on October 30.

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The women’s U19 team started the fixture in a 5-4-1 formation, and carefully followed the gameplay issued by head coach Ijiri Akira. As a result of these defensive tactics, both teams went in goalless at half time.

The breakthrough came early in the second half with Yun Ji-hwa of the DPRK opening the scoring in the 47th minute, followed by Kim Kyong-yong doubling the lead in the 62nd minute.

After falling two goals behind, the Vietnamese women’s team were forced to chase the game, yet failed to make their pressure count. Ryu Sol-song of the DPRK concluded the scoring in the 70th minute, giving the DPRK a 3-0 win over Vietnam.

Due to their victory, the DPRK will now progress to the semi-finals of the AFC U19 Women's Championships.

Despite suffering defeat, the Vietnamese squad still have a chance of progressing to the semi-finals. Their final match against Australia will be crucial, with the team needing to earn at least a point to have any hope of advancing.


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