Vietnam ranks second at ASEAN U19 champs

Vietnam’s squad on September 22 won the silver medal at the ASEAN Under-19 Football Championships after being defeated by host Indonesia 7-6 in a penalty shootout.

Indonesian goalkeeper Rafi Mundiato became the match favourite blocking two attempts from the Vietnamese side after another kick from the visitors went wide.

At the 28 minute mark, Vietnam's Thanh Tung lodged a ball from the left wing in a straight shot which was diverted by the talented Mundiato.

The star goal keeper continued to frustrate Vietnamese players as he continued another strong defence from an attempt from Nguyen Cong Phuong's 10 minutes later.

Indonesia had several chances to pass Vietnamese keeper Ly Van Truong however they failed to capitalise on opportunities during the 90-minute match and the 30 minutes of extra time.

The hosts also missed two chances in the penalty, but it was still enough for them to win the championships for the first time in the nation's history.

The victory also helped Indonesia recover their 1-2 loss to Vietnam during a group round match on September 14.

In a separate match, East Timor overcame Laos 4-2 to take the bronze medal.

In other football news, Vietnam defeated host Myanmar 3-1 to win a bronze medal at the ASEAN Women's Football Championships, which wrapped up in Yangon city on September 22.

Defender Ngoc Anh scored just two minutes into the match from a header to the left corner. Twelve minutes later Thanh Huong scored making it 2-0 for the visitors.

The host narrowed the results at the 36th minute as captain San San Maw headed strongly, beating Vietnamese goalkeeper Dang Thi Kieu Trinh.

Striker Minh Nguyet made it 3-1 for the former champions at the 67th minute which saw a red card given to Myanmar 's Moe Moe War.-VNA

Source: Vietnamplus

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