The Việt Nam nationwide ladies’s group have fun beating Chinese language Taipei on Sunday. AFP/VNA Photograph
By Thanh Nga
NAVI MUMBAI — Việt Nam’s World Cup prayers had been answered on Sunday because the nationwide ladies’s group beat Chinese language Taipei 2-1 within the playoffs of the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup 2022 in India, incomes them a spot on the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup for the very first time.
Defeat for Chinese language Taipei means they be part of Thailand within the Inter-Confederation playoff, the place a win will take them into their first FIFA Ladies’s World Cup in 31 years.
Việt Nam attacked from the off and midfielder Chương Thị Kiều headed residence to open the scoring for Việt Nam within the seventh minute.
Việt Nam managed possession effectively with intelligent passes within the midfield space, forcing Chinese language Taipei to push as much as try to take the initiative.
Within the eleventh minute, Trần Thị Thùy Trang received Việt Nam a nook. Kiều tried to get her head to the ball, however goalkeeper Tsai Ming-jung tipped it away. Thái Thị Thảo threatened the objective once more with a harmful lengthy shot however was simply off beam.
A number of minutes later, after a wayward move from Trần Thị Phương Thảo, Su Yu-Hsuan escaped and fed the ball to Chen Yen-Ping, who knocked it previous goalie Trần Thị Kim Thanh and into the web. Nonetheless, the referee decided that Su Yu-Hsuan had let the ball exit of play earlier than passing.
Reinvigorated, Chinese language Taipei bounced again strongly and Việt Nam had been compelled right into a interval of defence.
Within the final minute of the primary half, Ting Chi had a shot within the penalty space, however the ball wasn’t hit with any actual malice Kim Thanh simply caught it.
After the break, Chinese language Taipei levelled the rating with Việt Nam within the fiftieth minute. After an excellent solo run, Wu Kai-Ching fed the ball to Su Yu-Hsuan, who beat the goalie.
Nonetheless, simply seven minutes later, the Vietnamese group responded. From Thảo’s cross, Nguyễn Thị Bích Thùy entered the penalty space and put the ball within the internet.
Whereas this objective was sufficient to safe qualification, it wasn’t all plain crusing; within the 58th minute, goalkeeper Kim Thanh was compelled into making a superb save after a harmful cross from the suitable was met by Su Yu-Hsuan, however Thanh saved it out.
Within the dying minutes, the Vietnamese group had two possibilities to kill the sport, however could not convert.
“I’m so glad and joyful that Việt Nam have gained the ticket to the FIFA World Cup. Việt Nam made each effort on this match. I thank my coach, Mai Đức Chung, and my teammates very a lot,” stated midfielder Kiều after the match. VNS