Indian football: India women's team loses 3-0 to Vietnam in friendly

India lost its first international friendly against Vietnam on Sunday in a 3-0 result. The Maymol Rocky-coached side will play the second friendly on November 6.

India's starting XI vs Vietnam.   -  AIFF Media

The Indian women's national team lost its first international friendly 3-0 against Vietnam at the VYFTC Ground in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sunday.

India is scheduled to face Vietnam again in three days, on November 6, as part of its two international friendlies scheduled.

On Sunday, Thi Nhung (8'), Thi Van (82') and Thi Thuy Hang (89') scored a goal apiece for the host to secure the comfortable win.

Aditi Chauhan pulled off a save in the 12th minute to deny Vietnam from doubling the lead.

 

At the stroke of the half-hour mark, Bala Devi unleashed a shot from the middle only to see it missing the target by a whisker.

Coach Maymol Rocky opted to make an early substitution in the form of Daya, who replaced Sumitra in the 32nd minute.

Aditi was unarguably at the top of her game, as she kept India in the fight till the 80th minute, before Vietnam rammed back-to-back goals to seal the tie.

After the changeover, Thi Van tucked in the host’s second goal before Hang converted from a corner-kick with a minute of regulation time left on the clock.

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