Chonburi: Vietnam ace Ngan Thi Van Su has revealed that a rousing half-time talk was key to her side’s 2-0 win over Thailand at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 on Sunday.
Despite seeing their opponents dominate much of the first period, Vietnam held the hosts at bay throughout an entertaining opening 45 minutes at a damp Chonburi Stadium.
However, after a spirited dressing-room discussion between both players and head coach Ijiri Akira, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ngan’s penalty and a late strike from Van Su subsequently saw Vietnam seal a crucial opening day success – a victory which leaves the 2004 quarter-finalists occupying second spot in the Group A standings.
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.
Asia’s future stars ready to shine at Thailand 2019
Kuala Lumpur: Reigning world champions Japan will head the cast list at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship as Asia’s top eight youth sides, begin their quest for Continental glory in Chonburi, Thailand on Sunday.
Raising the stakes are the three places up for grabs at next year’s FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup where Asian teams have enjoyed remarkable success in recent years with DPR Korea clinching their second title in 2016 before Japan claimed the coveted crown in France last year.