Vietnam U16 Women’s team finished in fifth place at the friendly tournament in Turkey

In a thrilling conclusion to the UEFA U16 Girls Friendly Tournament 2024, Vietnam clinched the fifth place after a nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Wales, winning 4-3 following a 1-1 draw in regular time. This achievement caps off a competitive showing for the young Vietnamese squad in a tournament filled with promising talent from around the globe.

The final standings saw the United States emerge as champions, securing the top spot with a display of dominant performances throughout the tournament. They were followed by Paraguay and China, who took the second and third places, respectively, showcasing the growing global reach and competitive nature of women’s youth football.

Turkey, the host nation, finished in fourth place, just ahead of Vietnam and Wales, who were closely matched throughout the tournament. Uganda and Botswana rounded out the positions, gaining invaluable international experience against some of the world’s upcoming talents.

This tournament not only provided a platform for these young athletes to shine but also highlighted the increasing investment and interest in women’s football across continents. For Vietnam, securing the fifth position is a significant achievement and a testament to the country’s ongoing efforts to develop its football programs at all levels. The experience and exposure gained by the players are invaluable for their growth and future prospects in the sport.

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