U16 Vietnam advances to semi-finals of U16 Southeast Asia championship 2024

U16 Vietnam displayed an impressive performance to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the U16 Southeast Asia Championship 2024 after a dominant 5-1 win against U16 Myanmar in their final group stage match.

Following a disappointing 1-1 draw against U16 Cambodia in their second group match, Coach Tran Minh Chien and his players were determined to make amends in their crucial encounter with U16 Myanmar.

From the opening whistle, U16 Vietnam launched a relentless attacking campaign. Their sustained pressure paid off in the 18th minute when Thai Hoa capitalized on a defensive error from U16 Myanmar to score the opening goal. Just eight minutes later, Thai Hoa struck again with a powerful shot to double Vietnam’s lead to 2-0.

Despite holding a comfortable lead, U16 Vietnam became complacent, allowing U16 Myanmar to reduce the deficit. Nyi Nyi Than skillfully dribbled past two defenders and the goalkeeper to score in the 41st minute, bringing the score to 2-1.

In the second half, U16 Vietnam intensified their efforts, but they faced stiff resistance from the physically robust Myanmar team. Nevertheless, Bui Duy Dang extended the lead to 3-1 in the 66th minute. Nguyen Thai Hieu added another goal in the 71st minute, followed by Nguyen Viet Long’s strike in the 81st minute, sealing a comprehensive 5-1 victory for Vietnam.

This commanding win ensured that U16 Vietnam topped their group and advanced to the semi-finals of the U16 Southeast Asia Championship 2024. Meanwhile, U16 Cambodia will have to wait for the outcomes of other group matches to determine if they qualify for the next round as one of the best second-placed teams.

Coach Tran Minh Chien expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance, emphasizing the importance of maintaining focus and intensity in the upcoming semi-final match. The victory not only boosts the team’s confidence but also highlights their potential to compete for the championship title.

U16 Vietnam’s journey in the tournament continues, and fans eagerly await their next match, hoping for another stellar performance that brings them closer to the coveted trophy.

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