Viet Nam enters the fourth and final round of the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers after defeating Myanmar 1-0

Myanmar did well to deny AFF Women’s Championship 2019 winners Vietnam much chances in the first half and the score remained goalless as the two sides went into the half-time interval. PHOTO:  MFF
Myanmar did well to deny AFF Women’s Championship 2019 winners Vietnam much chances in the first half and the score remained goalless as the two sides went into the half-time interval. PHOTO: MFF

Viet Nam have entered the fourth and final round of the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers after defeating ASEAN neighbours Myanmar 1-0 on Thursday.
Myanmar women’s team only satisfied with the third round competition after the Viet Nam team won the match with a 1-0 goal in the group stage of the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers.
In the third round Group-A match of the Olympic Qualifiers match, held yesterday evening at the Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seongwipo, the Republic of Korea,Vietnam won the match with a goal by Viet Nam striker Ngan Thi Van Su in the 62nd minute.
The two Southeast Asian nations were facing each other in Group A of the third round of the Olympic Qualifiers in a match which was to decide who will join Korea Republic, the third team in the group, in the play-off stages of the qualification tournament.
Myanmar did well to deny AFF Women’s Championship 2019 winners Viet Nam much chances in the first half and the score remained goalless as the two sides went into the half-time interval.
However, Ngan Thi Van Su got in front of his marker to plant a header into the goal in the 62nd minute to give Vietnam the win. The Golden Girls will now face Korea Republic in their final outing on February 9 that will decide who will win Group A.
Myanmar had lost 7-0 to hosts South Korea in their opening match on February 3 meaning that Vietnam could ensure progression with a win in their opening match of the third round.
Top two teams from Group A and B are to qualify for a two-legged play-off round from which the winners will join hosts Japan in the women’s football competition of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
While Group A winners face the runners-up from Group B, the winners of Group B will take on runners-up of Group A in the play-offs to be held in March 2020.
Group B consists of ASEAN heavyweights Thailand, Chinese Taipei, China PR and hosts Australia.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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