Thailand’s U-19 footy team goes down to Vietnam 0-1
Thailand’s national under-19 football team lost to Vietnam 0-1 in a four-team tournament.
Thailand locked horns with Vietnam in the third match of the 2022 Thanh Niên Cup on Tuesday in Bình Dương, Vietnam.
The Thai team had received four points in its first two matches while Vietnam was ahead with six.
Head coach Salvador Valero Garcia decided to rotate several players but retained core players like Kakana Khamyok, Phuwanet Thongkui and Thanawat Saipetch.
Vietnam booted in their solitary goal in the 14th minute, courtesy Nguyễn Đình Bắc. Thanakrit Laorkai tried to score an equaliser in the 49th minute but it was neatly saved by the Vietnamese goalkeeper.
The match ended without Thailand scoring a goal so it failed to gain any points.
The kingdom earned a total four points in three earlier matches – the same as Malaysia – but the Thai team had a lower goal score so will now go up against Myanmar, which lost its previous three matches, for third place.
The Thailand-Myanmar game takes place on Thursday at 3.30 pm.