Vietnam had a triumphant outing on Wednesday in football at the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia, as the men’s team beat Singapore 3-1 and the women’s team defeated Malaysia 3-0.
Two goals of the U22 Vietnamese men’s team were scored by striker Nguyen Van Tung in the 36th minute and Nguyen Thai Son in the 43rd minute, and an own goal was gifted by a Singaporean defender in the 80th minute. This secured the Vietnamese team a comprehensive 3-0 victory over their opponents.
In the dying moments of injury time, the U22 Singaporean team were given a lifeline when Vietnamese defender Vu Tien Long put the ball into his own net. With just seconds remaining on the clock, the Singaporeans had been rescued by a stroke of luck.
With two victories securely under their belt including the emphatic 2-0 win over Laos on April 30, the U22 Vietnamese team are sitting firmly atop Group B in men’s football at the 2023 SEA Games.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Vietnamese women’s football team earned a hard-fought victory, beating Malaysia 3-0 in the opening match of Group A.
Vietnamese players celebrated a goal against Malaysia in the women’s football tournament of the 2023 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Cambodia on May 3, 2023. The photograph was taken by Nguyen Khoi of Tuoi Tre.
|Vietnamese players celebrate a goal against Malaysia in women’s football at the 2023 Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia, May 3, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Khoi / Tuoi Tre
Vietnam’s three ambitious goals in the match were all successfully accomplished in the first half by Pham Hai Yen, Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, and Huynh Nhu.
After halftime, the Vietnamese women’s team maintained control of the game but failed to score any additional goals.
The resounding win over Malaysia put the women’s team firmly atop Group A.
The Vietnamese men’s and women’s teams, both defending champions, will take on Malaysia on Monday and Myanmar on Saturday, respectively. Both teams have the opportunity to defend their titles and show their strength in these upcoming matches. It will be an exciting event to watch as both sides strive to remain as champions.
The 2023 Southeast Asian Games is taking place in Cambodia’s bustling cities of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap Province, Preah Sihanouk Province, Kampot Province, and Kep Province. With an exciting opening ceremony planned for Friday, the event is set to run until May 17. Participants and spectators alike are sure to be in for a real treat!