Losing to Thailand in the semi-finals, Vietnam futsal team meets Myanmar in the third place match
Thailand has long been rated as the number 1 team of Southeast Asian futsal. Therefore, it is not surprising that coach Pham Minh Giang chose a counter-attacking defensive style for Vietnam in the confrontation with this opponent.
The initiative in the fight helped Vietnam Tel create a pretty good position against the attacking phase of Thailand. In an extremely sharp counter-attack in the 2nd minute, Gia Hung hit a shot like a ball, but goalkeeper Katawut excellently saved it.
Not stopping there, until the 7th minute, Vietnam Tel continued to organize a very good counter-attack, unfortunately Van Hieu’s shot sent the ball to hit the crossbar. Four minutes later, it was Doan Phat’s turn to miss the opportunity when he failed to beat the Thai goalkeeper in a close-range finish in a very favorable position.
After a series of wobbly situations, the bravery of a big team helped Thailand to hold the match and then play a tighter position for the rest of the first half. The Golden Temple futsal team also created some opportunities in front of the goal of Vietnam, but could not beat goalkeeper Van Y.
However, everything reversed at the beginning of the second half when in a stage of organizing a stoppage in the 23rd minute, Osamanmusa hit a very dangerous cross when the goal gave Thailand the lead.
Having conceded a goal, the Vietnamese futsal team had to push the offensive line up. And in a situation of coordinating a corner in the 32nd minute, the efforts of Mr. Pham Minh Giang’s army paid off when Minh Tri had a close-in heel to score a 1-1 equalizer for the home team.
However, in the 36th minute, Thailand had a goal to increase the score to 2-1. Osamanmusa continued to become the “fierce god” of Vietnam futsal team when he had a skillful turn before hitting the ball to score the second goal for the home team.
At this time, coach Pham Minh Giang was forced to use power-play tactics when pulling out the goalkeeper to strengthen the players for the attack. However, the Vietnamese futsal team did not succeed in finding a goal. When the goal was empty, Kitsada easily scored the third goal for the home team.
Thus, Thailand will meet Indonesia in the final. The futsal team from ten thousand islands had a very impressive match against Myanmar in the semi-final 1 and won with a bold score of 6-1. By reaching the final, Thailand and Indonesia are also the first two representatives of Southeast Asia to attend the Asian Finals.
Meanwhile, Vietnam futsal team will meet Myanmar in the third place match and also the match that will decide Southeast Asia’s third ticket to the 2022 Asian futsal finals. In the group stage, Vietnam and Myanmar were defeated. win and lose with a score of 1-1.
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