Chonburi: Head coach Ijiri Akira has declared that he is looking for more of the same from his Vietnam team when they face table-topping DPR Korea in a crunch Matchday Two Group A encounter at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 on Wednesday.
Vietnam will lock horns with their East Asian opponents knowing that a win could well propel them into the semi-finals, while – in the group’s other fixture – host nation Thailand are set to face Australia in a game that neither team can afford to lose if they are to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last four.
China PR duo confident of bouncing back against Myanmar
Chonburi: Captain Dou Jiaxing and livewire midfielder Han Xuan have no doubt that China PR have what it takes to bounce back from their Matchday One defeat to Korea Republic when they face Myanmar in a crucial Group B encounter on Thursday.
A Kang Ji-woo brace – the first of which came within the game’s opening minute – ultimately proved China’s undoing as they were beaten 2-1 by their regional rivals despite Han Xuan’s superb first-half equaliser.
Chonburi: Vietnam made an ideal start to their AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 Group A campaign on Sunday as a second-half penalty from captain Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ngan and Ngan Thi Van Su’s late effort helped them secure a vital 2-0 win over regional rivals and host nation Thailand.
The hard-fought victory saw Vietnam go second in the Group A standings following DPR Korea’s comprehensive 5-1 defeat of Australia earlier in the day.