Friendly match (July 01), France women team 7-0 Vietnam women: More useful lessons
The Vietnamese women’s team lost 0-7 to the French women’s team in a friendly match at 9:10 p.m. (local time) yesterday (July 1). Facing a strong opponent who is ranked 3rd in the world, Vietnamese women players have gained a lot of experience, thereby preparing for the 2022 AFF women’s football championship.
Before an opponent who rated more than 30 places on the world women’s football rankings and played at home-ground of the French women’s team, coach Mai Duc Chung used defensive and counter-attack tactics for the team. The starting line-up consisted of goalkeeper Kim Thanh with the deep defense of Chuong Thi Kieu. Higher, Tran Thi Thu and Diem My not only have the task of scoring the goal but also supporting teammates Bich Thuy, Duong Thi Van and Hoang Thi Loan. Coach Mai Duc Chung continued to use Thuy Trang and Tuyet Dung in midfield, supporting Huynh Nhu to play higher with the only striker Pham Hai Yen in the front line. Head coach Mai Duc Chung also hopes that before the great attack from the French women’s team, this will be an opportunity for Chuong Thi Kieu and her teammates to gain more experience in dealing with pressure.
Indeed, the level of the 3rd strongest team in the world was shown in the 5th minute. Diani broke through on the right before a favorable horizontal stretch for Delphine to comfortably cushion the ball to score for the French women’s team. 6 minutes later, the French women’s team had a goal to double the difference.
In the 16th minute, the score was 3-0 for the French women’s team. Still from a corner attack situation, this time on the right, Sandie received the ball from a teammate’s cross before bouncing the ball dangerously into the far corner. Continuing in the 22nd minute, Eve crossed the ball very accurately from the right for Marie-Antoinette to hit a dangerous header to make it 4-0 for the French women’s team. In the 33rd minute, Mateo comfortably finished the technique to beat goalkeeper Kim Thanh in a face-to-face situation, thereby putting her name on the scoreboard.
Realizing the weakness in the defense, especially the right wing, were constantly being penetrated by the opponent with a high-ball play, coach Mai Duc Chung made the first adjustment when led My Anh replaced Hoang Thi Loan.
In addition time in the first half, the score was 6-0 for the French women’s team. Delphine crosses the ball very smoothly from the left for Diani to head from close range and score.
With experience after the first match, in the remaining 45 minutes of the match, coach Mai Duc Chung made a series of changes including Thanh Nha replacing Bich Thuy, Van Su replacing Thuy Trang, Nguyen Thi Van replacing Hai Yen and Khong Thi Hang replacing Kim Thanh. Still facing great pressure from the French women’s team, although there were not many opportunities, the Vietnamese women’s team also played better. In the tireless efforts, the team still left a few notable situations.
In the 54th minute, the Vietnamese women’s team counterattacked quickly. Huynh Nhu escaped from the right wing, bent the ball inside and finished the technique with his left foot, but the ball went too light before it was in the hands of goalkeeper Pauline. Of course, that effort was not enough to help the Vietnamese women’s team have an honorable goal.
On the other hand, in the 68th minute, the French women’s team scored the 7th goal. From the right wing, Aissatou Tounkara jumped high to hit the goal of goalkeeper Kim Thanh.
0-7 is also the final score of the match. The Vietnamese women’s team has gained many useful lessons from a world-class team like the French women’s team.
After this match, the Vietnamese women’s team will go to the Philippines to attend the AFF Cup 2022. According to the plan, after breakfast (July 2), the whole team will move from Orlean city to Paris and have time to visit here before going to the airport. Coach Mai Duc Chung’s team will transit in Dubai during the journey before arriving in Manila (Philippines).
At the 2022 AFF Women’s Football Championship, the Vietnamese women’s team is in Group B with regular matches at 18:00, meeting Cambodia (July 7), Laos (July 9), Timor Leste (11) July 13) and Myanmar (July 13).