Vietnam women footballers dethroned at SEA Games

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The Vietnamese women failed to defend their South East Asian (SEA) Games championship after losing 1-2 to Thailand in the final match at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar on Friday.

The Vietnamese side took the lead after 33 minutes when Minh Nguyet scored the opener for Vietnam.

However, Thailand leveled the score 7 minutes later and went on to score their second goal just two minutes after the break.

Tran Quoc Tuan, Director General of the Football Division of the General Department of Physical Training and Sports came and consoled the dissapointed players.

"Thailand took good chances when we made mistakes while we launched more attacks but were not skillful enough to convert the chances."

Coach Phan Anh Tu scratched his head before saying, "The Vietnamese women were very impatient after conceding the second goal, so their attacks could not beat the rivals."

However, he admitted that Thailand played very well and stood firm against attacks from the Vietnamese side.

In other action, the Vietnamese sports delegation won only two gold medals on Friday, raising their total number to 66, but sliding in the overall tally to third place.

Host Myanmar managed to take nine gold medals on Friday to make their total 70, climbing one position to second while Thailand secured their top spot by earning 12 gold medals Friday to bring their total to 94.

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