With a win in opposition to Singapore, Việt Nam’s nationwide seashore handball crew is one step nearer to defending their SEA Video games gold medal. VNA/VNS Photograph
QUẢNG NINH — Defending champions Việt Nam put one hand on the SEA Video games 31 seashore handball gold medal after beating Singapore 2-0 on Could 9 on Tuần Châu Island.
Having misplaced all 4 matches with out profitable a single half, not a lot hope was positioned on the ‘David’ Singapore in opposition to the match’s ‘Goliath’ Việt Nam, who’ve gained all three of their earlier matches.
Similar to the primary leg, Việt Nam dominated the primary interval with an overwhelmingly assault, main 7-0 earlier than Singapore required a timeout for technique modifications.
Nevertheless, these changes couldn’t prosper the Singaporean’s gameplay because the rating rose 20-8, an excellent greater hole than earlier than the change.
It was solely getting into the second interval that Singapore’s techniques took impact, creating a way more intense half that noticed the scoreboard quickly up to date on either side.
Regardless of their efforts, the customer couldn’t slender the gulf at school between the 2 groups as Việt Nam scored decisive factors that helped the lads in white end the second interval with a rating of 17-14.
This was the fourth consecutive win for Việt Nam, making them the one undefeated crew, having misplaced only one set. La Văn Lớn continued to show himself as top-of-the-line gamers within the match with one other excellent efficiency.
Within the earlier recreation, the Philippines’ title hope continued with a 2-1 victory over Thailand. This was a significant win for the Filipinos, placing stress on Việt Nam and pushing Thailand away from their gold medal desires.
With three wins and one loss, the upcoming match in opposition to Việt Nam is a must-win for the Philippines in the event that they wish to win gold.
The SEA Video games 31 males’s seashore handball occasion is being held in a round-robin format with two legs. The gold, silver and bronze medalists will likely be selected Could 11, sooner or later earlier than the official opening ceremony.
Initially, there have been 5 groups, Việt Nam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore, however Indonesia withdrew on the final minute, leaving solely 4 groups to compete.
In addition they pulled out of the ladies’s class, resulting in the cancellation of this occasion. Their determination left solely two groups, Việt Nam and Thailand, and rules state a match can solely happen with not less than three groups.
The Vietnamese girls couldn’t compete on the SEA Video games 31 however they just lately gained the Asian championship. They are going to be continental representatives on the world championship in Greece in June and the World Video games within the US in July.
Within the subsequent match, Việt Nam will face the Philippines on Could 10. In the event that they win, Trịnh Huy Cường’s males will likely be topped early champions.
All Việt Nam remaining matches of the match will begin at 5 pm.
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