Defeated by the host, Vietnam U16 Women’s team will compete for fifth place against Wales

The Vietnamese U16 Women’s Football Team faced a challenging match against their Turkish counterparts, falling 3-1 in a friendly encounter held in Turkey.

Despite their best efforts, the Vietnamese squad could not overcome the host’s aggressive play and tactical superiority.

The game started with Turkey taking an early lead thanks to a goal from Elif Ceren Mutlu in the 15th minute. Their dominance continued with Beyza Tekgündüz doubling the lead at the 30-minute mark, putting the Vietnamese team under significant pressure. The young Vietnamese team struggled to find their rhythm in the face of Turkey’s well-organized defense.

However, the tide seemed to turn in the second half when Ha Thi Uyen scored for Vietnam in the 68th minute, breathing new life into the match. This goal revived hopes for a comeback, but it was short-lived as Alara Türkkan sealed the victory for Turkey with a late goal in the 86th minute.

Despite the loss, the Vietnamese team showed moments of brilliance and resilience. Coach Akira Ijiri praised his team’s effort and spirit, acknowledging the valuable experience gained against a tough opponent.

The U16 Women’s team is not dwelling on the defeat as they prepare for their next challenge. They are set to face Wales on April 18th in a battle for fifth place. This upcoming match presents another opportunity for the young Vietnamese squad to demonstrate their growth and capability on the international stage, aiming to finish the tournament on a high note.

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