Losing to Thailand in the semi-finals, Vietnam futsal team meets Myanmar in the third place match
Created many scoring opportunities, but the unlucky in the finishing caused Vietnam futsal team to receive a 1-3 defeat against a strong opponent Thailand in the semi-finals of the 2022 AFF futsal championship. With the result, head coach Pham Minh Giang’s team will meet Myanmar again in the third place match to compete for the final spot in the 2022 AFC Futsal Cup.
With both teams on an all-out attacking mode for a scoreless draw at the half, the match came alive just two minutes after the restart when Muhammad Osamanmusa fired in a short play from captain Kritsada Wongkaeo.
Vietnam did not lose focus and in the 32nd minute, Nguyen Minh Tri duly provided the equaliser off a well-taken corner.
However, Osamanmusa was unstoppable as he once again found the space to fire in between players to restore Thailand’s lead.
Vietnam’s decision for power-play backfired on them as Thailand held fast before Kritsada then put the game beyond reach with their fourth goal of the game right at the end.
“We have reached our first target which is to be in the final. We know about Vietnam and how they play really well. But we are a young team and we want to play our style of game, which we did today,” added Thailand head coach Carlos Cesar.
SEMIFINALS – RESULTS
8 April 2022
Myanmar 1-6 Indonesia
Thailand 3-1 Vietnam
10 April 2022
THIRD / FOURTH PLACING (1430hrs): Myanmar vs Vietnam
FINAL (1700hrs): Indonesia vs Thailand