VN team qualifies for finals
Thanh scored her second goal in the 22nd minute, and Cham did the same to put the host 4-0 at half time.
Three-time golden ball winner Dao Kim Chi stretched the lead to 5-0 with a free kick just outside the
Cham completed her hat trick in the 70th minute, increasing her total goals in only two matches to nine.
Nguyen Thi Muon, who came on in place of Nguyen Mai Lan in the 58th minute, completed the victory with a pop right in the box.
Tran Van Phat, the Chinese head coach of
"I knew we’d win the match, but the players did better than I expected. They did exactly what I told them to do before the match: play well and win convincingly."
Phat also complimented the Hong Kong team, which lost 1-3 to
"We have yet to be one of the last four teams standing at this event in the past. That is our goal for the 2010 championship," Phat said.
"To achieve that goal, we will have to improve our players’ abilities."
Phat also spoke highly of 20-year-old players Nguyen Thi Muon and Nguyen Hai Hoa, who he said played very well in the two qualifying matches.