Vietnam win AFF Women's Championship after penalty shootout

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Vietnamese custodian Kieu Trinh was the woman of the moment as she saved a shot to help Vietnam beat Myanmar 4-3 in a penalty shootout to win the ASEAN Football Federation Cup in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.

After losing 1-2 to Vietnam in the group stage, Myanmar tried very hard in the final, using their greater physical strength to create a lot of difficulties for the hosts, especially at the beginning of the match.

The Vietnamese women were better in the mid-field and created several scoring chances but they either went wide or straight to Myanmar's goalkeeper May Khin, and the 120 minute fight ended without a goal.

In the penalty shootout, both sides scored with their first three kicks, but the fourth one by Myanmar found the post. Thanh Huong kept her cool to give Vietnam the lead and the score read 4-3.

Kieu Trinh saved the crucial fifth penalty kick taken by Myanmar's captain Khin Marlar Tun, giving the Vietnamese women the championship without taking the fifth shot.

In the fight for the third place, Thailand, who lost 0-1 to Myanmar in the semifinals, destroyed a dispirited Laos 14-1.

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