Thailand made an appointment with the Vietnamese women’s team in the final, but to get to the appointment, the Thais had to beat the Philippines in the semifinals at 3:30 pm this afternoon (May 18).
According to the coach Mai Duc Chung, Thailand in this SEA Games is not as strong as in previous years, while the Philippines naturalized many European players, so it is very strong. So this will be a very difficult match for the Thais.
Dangda (17) Thailand’s powerful striker
La Nhia Hieu
Thailand is very determined in sea Games this time to usurp the Vietnamese women’s team after they failed in 2 consecutive SEA Games. The Thai team is eager to conquer the SEA Games gold medal, but with a rejuvenating force, they will have to face a strong Philippines.
Thailand’s kicking style depends on the main striker Taneekan Dangda, who scored 3 goals against the Laos team. Besides Dangda, strikers like Kanyanat Chetthabutr, Saowalak Pengngam are also very beneficial.
However, the Thai women’s team needs to get the midfield when in the middle of the Philippine field is very strong by the lead of No. 10 Kristen Bugay.
Kristen Bugay (10), who leads the Philippine game
In this match, Thailand had to deal with passing passes, or pouring straight into the middle for Isabella and Borden to score.
Therefore, in order to have a good result against the Philippines, the Thai defense must defend the ball well and avoid making mistakes in front of the 16m50 area.
Most likely the match will be inconclusive after 90 minutes and it will take a penalty shootout to compete for the right to play in the final of the tournament.