The double of Huynh Nhu helped Vietnam beat Jordan 2-0 in the afternoon of 9 April to top the Group B.
Just one point in the final game, Vietnam will be the first. However, coach Mai Duc Chung is still cautious, kicking in the best cards and aiming for victory. The starting lineup was thus kept unchanged compared to the two wins with the same score of 2-1 before owners of Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.
Keeping the goal is goalkeeper Kim Thanh, the defender’s foursome including Hong Nhung, Chuong Thi Kieu, Pham Thi Tuoi, Vu Thi Nhung. Midfielders include Thai Thi Thao, Bich Thuy, Nguyen Thi Van, Nguyen Thi Lieu and the forward duo including Tuyet Dung and Huynh Nhu.
Jordan had no goal to fight because he had only one point after two matches. In fact, they are also incompetent to compete fairly with Vietnam. Coach Mai Duc Chung judged Jordan to be strong but slow to manage, mainly playing long balls. As expected, the West Asian team entered the match closely, having a defensive team to wait for a counterattack. Vietnam thanks to that from the beginning.
In the first 10 minutes, the couple Huynh Nhu and Tuyet Dung had three delicious but missed opportunities.
By the 14th minute, Jordan had the first phase of attacking organization, but the finishing phase could not make it difficult for goalkeeper Kim Thanh. This is also the most remarkable phase of Jordan in the first half. For the rest of the time, Vietnam still maintained great pressure. Only things Tuyet Dung, Nguyen Thi Van, Thai Thi Thao, Chuong Thi Kieu … could not penetrate the enemy net.
The same scenario takes place at the beginning of the second half. Even, Vietnam almost paid the price when it was hard to strike without scoring a goal. 56 minutes, Jordan countered after robbing the ball from Chuong Thi Kieu’s leg. Luckily, the teammates were able to cover, before the opponent striker opposite Kim Thanh.
Every effort of the students Mr. Mai Duc Chung finally paid off. In the 65th and 67th consecutive minutes, striker Huynh Nhu had two dangerous finishes to help his side lead 2-0. After three strikers in HCM City, there were a total of four goals.
Safety difference also helps Vietnamese players to play leisurely. The team also created many opportunities but could not beat Jordan goalkeeper and crossbar.
Toan won all three matches, Vietnam won tickets to the final round of the 2020 Olympics. There, Mai Duc Chung and his teachers will have to compete with the stunned opponents of Asia such as Korea, China, Korea, Australia … to win two tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.