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Vietnam Register Commanding Win Over Indian Women's Football Team in First Friendly

Vietnam Register Commanding Win Over Indian Women's Football Team in First Friendly

Vietnam outplayed the visitors India to win 3-0 in the first of their two FIFA international friendlies.

New Delhi: Hosts Vietnam outplayed the Indian women's football team 3-0 in the first of the two FIFA international friendly matches at the VYFTC Ground in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sunday.

Thi Nhung (8'), Thi Van (82') and Thi Thuy Hang (89') scored a goal each for the hosts to secure the comfortable win.

After Nhung opener in just the eighth minute of the match, India's custodian Aditi Chauhan pulled off a terrific save in the 12th minute to prevent Vietnam from doubling the lead.

At the stroke of the half-hour mark, Bala Devi went for goal from the centre of the circle, only to see it missing the target by a whisker.

Coach Maymol Rocky opted to make an early substitution in the form of Daya Devi, who replaced Sumitra Kamraj in the 32nd minute.

Aditi at the goalpost was a massive presence and kept India in the match till the 80th minute. But with two goals in a space of eight minutes sealed the tie for Vietnam.

Thi Van tucked in the hosts' second goal in the 82nd minute before Hang converted from a set piece play with a minute of regulation time left on the clock.

The two sides will face-off once again in their second friendly on Wednesday, November 6.