Portugal vs Vietnam FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Highlights | Portugal’s 2-0 win victory over Vietnam eliminates the Asian country from the World Cup

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Portugal players celebrate victory after the final whisle of the Australia and New Zealand 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E football match between Portugal and Vietnam at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on July 27, 2023. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Portugal quite comfortably cruise past Vietnam by scoring 2 goals and conceding none, marking an end to the Vietnamese team's World Cup campaign.
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Portugal prevails over a weak Vietnamese team by 2 goals to nil and eliminates them from the group stages of the World Cup. It was a fairly one sided contest with Vietnam not even creating “one” proper goal scoring chance and Portugal deserved to win. The Europeans kept their Round of 16 hopes alive through this victory and would look to carry on playing like this in their last group game.

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Key facts to look forward to :

  • Portugal played 13 matches in qualifying, more than any of the other 31 teams in the tournament.
  • Only four of Francisco Neto’s 23-strong squad have never appeared at a major competition before. The other 19 are veterans of the UEFA Women’s EURO tournaments in 2017 and 2022.
  • Vietnam are one of four national teams at Australia & New Zealand 2023 with squads containing 22 home-based players
  • Portugal and Vietnam are among the tournament’s eight debutants.

Match Information

Match : 24

Kick off : 7:30 (Local Time) and 1:00 IST

Date : 27 July, 2023

Venue : Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand


Referee : Salima Mukansanga

Assistant Referee 1: Queency Victoire

Assistant Referee 2 : Mary Njoroge

4th Official : Anahi Fernandez

VAR : Adi Zourak

Assistant VAR 1 : Daiane Muniz

Assistant VAR 2 : Fatiha Jermoumi

Portugal vs Vietnam Starting XI

Portugal Starting XI

Jersey number Position Player Name
12GKPatricia Morais
3DFLucia Alves
5DFJoana Marchao
6MFAndreia Jacinto
9DFAna Borges (C)
10FWJessica Silva
11MFTatiana Pinto
15DFCarole Costa
17DFAna Seica
20FWKika NNazareth
23FWTelma Encarnacao
Head Coach : Francisco Neto

Vietnam Starting XI

Jersey number PositionPlayer name
14GKThi Kim Thanh Tran
2DFThi Thu Thuong Luong
4DFThi Thu Tran
5DFThi Loan Hoang
9FWNhu Huynh
11MFThi Thao Thai
13DFThi Diem My Le
16MFThi Van Duong
17DFThi Thu Thao Tran
19MFThi Thanh Nha Nguyen
23MFThi Bich Thuy Nguyen
Head coach : Duc Chung Mai

Portugal vs Vietnam | Live Score Por 2-0 Vie

Kick Off : 1 pm(IST)

First Half Begins!

Portugal vs Vietnam Group E clash is underway!

02’| Corner for Vietnam

Vietnam on the front foot at the start of the match.

04’| First attempt for Portugal

Jessica Silva’s shot was wide off the target from a tight angle.

07’| Portugal scores! (POR 1-0 VIE)

Telma Encarnacao found herself at the end of a beautiful looking cross by Lucia Alves and scored pthe opener for Portugal.

12’| Saved by Thanh

Kim Thanh came up with a big save against Lucia Alves’s left footed shot.

17’| Portugal controlling the game

Portugal women seem to be enjoying their time on the pitch with them controlling the rythem of the game.

20’| Nazareth makes it two for Portugal! (POR 2-0 VIE)

Kika Nazareth celebrates with her teammates after scoring against Vietnam in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Kika Nazareth’s right footed shot doubled Portugal’s lead and no one could argue that it was not coming.

27’| Double save by Thanh

Kim Thanh came up to Vietnam’s rescue by making two saves in successive fashion off Telma Encarnacao’s shots.

32’| Another chance for Portugal

Andreia Jacinto’s left footed shot was just wide off the target.

36’| Good pressing by Vietnam

Thi KLoan tried to take advantage of a hefty touch by Patricia Morais and sneak a goal.

43’| Vietnam on the counter

Bich Thuy’s right footed shot from outside of the box forced an easy save by the Portuguese goalkeeper.

2 added minutes announced

Tran Thi Kim Thanh of Vietnam dives for the ball during the game at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 against Vietnam. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

45’| Half time POR 2-0 VIE

Second half begins!

Can Portugal hold on to their lead or is it gonna be a Group stage elimination for Vietnam?

47’| Positive start by Portugal

No change in intent from the Portuguese players.

53’| Jessica Silva misses the target

Jessica Silva’s headed shot couldn’t find the back of the net and it remains 2-0 in Portugal’s favor.

60’| Another chance for Portugal

Portugal is knocking on the door and this time with Joana Marchao’s left footed shot from the left side of the box.

64’| Substitution for Vietnam

Tran Thi Hai Linh and Ngan Thi Van Su replaces Duong Thi Van and Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy.

66’| Chaos in the Vietnamese box

Portugal’s midfielder #21 Ana Capeta (C) heads the ball during the Australia and New Zealand 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Group E football match between Portugal and Vietnam at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on July 27, 2023. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

At first Jessica Silva’s shot was blocked by Kim Thanh and was brought down by the defenders in the rebound.

Then, Joana Marchao hit the bar with a looping shot from outside of the box. Kika Nazareth found herself at the end of the rebound but couldn’t find the back of the net.

69’| Substitution for Portugal

Ana Capeta and Andreia Norton replaces Kika Nazareth and Jessica Silva.

72’| Substitution for Vietnam

Pham Hai Yen and Chuong Thi Kieu replaces Huynh Nhu and Luong Thi Thu Thuong.

75’| Substitution for Portugal

Carolina Mendes replaces Telma Encarnacao.

83’| Another chance for Portugal

Andreia Norton missed another chance for Portugal, hit the ball too high off the target.

86’| Yellow card for Borges

Ana Borges received a yellow card for a bad tackle by the referee.

88’| Chance for Vietnam

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – JULY 27: Vietnam players react after the team’s 0-2 defeat in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group E match between Portugal and Vietnam at Waikato Stadium on July 27, 2023 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Thanh Nha’s shit was blocked by the defenders and it looks like Vietnam are heading out of the World Cup.

4 minutes of added time announced

90’+2’| Two consecutive corners for Portugal

Portugal was awarded two corners in the end of the match in successive fashion but could not benifit from it.

90’| Full time POR 2-0 VIE

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