Update: 14:41 | 07/04/2022
Vietnam cruised to a comfortable 5-1 victory over Australia in their last Group B match on April 6, booking their place in the semi-finals of the 2022 AFF Futsal Championship.
Vietnam started the match with strong determination and wrapped up the first half with a two-goal advantage thanks to attempts by Thinh Phat (13’) and Thai Huy (20’).
After halftime, Vietnam faced difficulties as Australia increased pressure seeking a goal.
Vietnam have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2022 AFF Futsal Championship.
A mistake by keeper Ho Van Y in the 27th minute handed Australia a penalty, and Fornito did not miss the golden chance to narrow the gap by 1-2.
Just six minutes later, Thinh Phat restored Vietnam’s two-goal lead by firing a shot into an empty net.
In the last five minutes, Australia moved on to power-play, which proved to be their mistake. They conceded two additional goals within the next four minutes as
Doan Phat and Van Hieu etched their names on the scoresheet to seal a 5-1 win for Pham Minh Giang’s side.
The convincing triumph sent Vietnam through to the last four as the Group B runners-up with seven points from three games.
Meanwhile, Myanmar trounced Timor Leste 10-3 later on the same day to qualify as the group winners, securing a goal difference two better than Vietnam (12:10).