HANOI (25 March 2011) – Vietnam picked up their second win in Group A of the FIFA Women’s Olympic Football Tournament’s Asian Zone qualifiers when they beat ASEAN neighbour Myanmar 2-0 in the match that was played in Chinese Taipei.
Following the deadlock in the first half, Vietnam chief coach Chen Yan Fat adjusted tactics to put more pressure on Myanmar and this bore fruit when they got their first goal in the 72nd minute off a penalty from Nguyen Thi Muon.
Two minutes later, captain Kim Hong then wrapped up the three points for Vietnam from close range.
The win for Vietnam was a follow up to their 4-0 beating of Hong Kong in their first match of the qualifiers where it has allowed them to take control of Group A with six points – followed by Thailand with three and Myanmar, one.
After scoring two wins out of two, Vietnam will play Thailand on Friday before taking on homesters Chinese Taipei on Sunday.
The Asian Zone qualifiers have three phases to determine which two teams will represent Asia with the winner from this first round, set to join Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Australia for the second qualification round from 1-11 September 2011.
In the meantime Henrique Calisto, the former chief coach of the Vietnam national football team has paid USD44,000 to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) as compensation for his premature termination of the contract due in 2013.
The compensation complies with the contract that rules a two-month-salary payment by the side wishing for premature termination.