Vietnam defeats Thailand and advances to the AFF U23 Championship semi-finals
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Despite having of just 16 players due to multiple Covid-19 cases, Vietnam defeated Thailand, who had not been . Three of the six new Vietnamese players who arrived in Cambodia barely six hours before the game were in Vietnam's lineup.
Vietnam didn't as Thailand , but as the game proceeded, they improved and seemed to by the 20th minute. Nguyen Trung Thanh scored the lone goal of the game on his own. From a corner on the right wing, the young midfielder chose not to cross into the box and instead took a straight shot. The ball curved suddenly, and the Thai keeper could only get a touch on it as it struck the back of the goal. Following the victory, Vietnam, as the top of Group C, will meet Timor Leste in the semifinals on Feb. 24. Thailand went to the semifinals despite the 0-1 defeat as . In the semifinals, they will face group B leader Laos.
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