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.
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.
Chonburi: Japan striker Yuzuki Yamamoto believes Monday’s 5-0 win over Myanmar has handed her side a major boost as they look to progress to the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 knockout phase.
The Nippon TV Menina star scored twice as reigning champions Japan claimed the victory which left them occupying top spot in what promises to be a closely contested Group B.