Vietnam defeat Nepal in second Olympic Qualifiers match

Pham Hai Yen scored both the goals as Nepal were defeated 2-0 by Vietnam in the second match of the first round of Women's Olympic Football Asian Qualifiers match at Dasharath Stadium on Saturday.

Nepal improved from their performance from the first match but was overpowered by the Vietnam side.

Yen scored her first goal in the sixth minute and added another a minute later for the win.

After a lackluster first half, Nepal improved in the second half but could not break down the Vietnam's side. The best of the chances fell to Dipa Shahi whose shot came off the upright.

Nepal's head coach Ananta Raj Thapa said the team improved in the second half but could not find the goal. "I am happy to put such performance against the Vietnamese side who are ranked much higher than us," said Thapa.

Nepali skipper Anjila Tumbapo Subba admitted her mistake in both the goals but was happy for the team's performance. "I take responsibility for both the goals conceded, the result could have been different had I saved those shots but I am happy for the way the team performed especially in the second half," an emotional Subba said.

Vietnam's head coach Mai Duc Chung praised the performance of the Nepali side. "They played a good game and I am glad we won both the matches," said Chung.

This news was published on ANFA official website on 2023-04-08 and for original news link, click here

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