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.
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 : 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|
|9||DF||Ana Borges (C)|
Vietnam Starting XI
|Jersey number||Position||Player name|
|14||GK||Thi Kim Thanh Tran|
|2||DF||Thi Thu Thuong Luong|
|4||DF||Thi Thu Tran|
|5||DF||Thi Loan Hoang|
|11||MF||Thi Thao Thai|
|13||DF||Thi Diem My Le|
|16||MF||Thi Van Duong|
|17||DF||Thi Thu Thao Tran|
|19||MF||Thi Thanh Nha Nguyen|
|23||MF||Thi Bich Thuy Nguyen|
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’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
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
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
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.