SEA Games: Lionesses beaten 3-0 by Thailand in first Games outing since 2003, Latest Singapore Football News

After practically twenty years, the Lionesses returned to the pitch on the SEA Video games on Tuesday (Could 10) however had been handed a tricky check by five-time champions Thailand, shedding the tie 3-0.

The world No. 43 Thais dominated proceedings from the beginning on the Cam Pha Stadium in Quang Ninh, Vietnam, carving out a variety of possibilities within the opening couple of minutes.

It took them simply seven minutes to open the scoring when ahead Kanyanat Chetthabutr headed Silawan Intamee’s cross over Singapore goalkeeper Noor Kusumawati Rosman.

They added a second ten minutes later as Nutwadee Pram-nak collected the ball outdoors the penalty field earlier than slamming it into the again of the online. Charchawan Rodthong then made it three for Thailand within the twenty first minute from a nook.

Noor Kusumawati pulled off a number of saves to cease the Thais from extending their lead and the Lionesses turned in an improved efficiency within the second half as they stored their rivals at bay.

The Thais are one of many groups to observe on the Hanoi Video games and they are going to be out for blood of their bid to wrest the SEA Video games crown away from Vietnam, who’ve pipped them to the title within the final two editions of the competitors.

The final time Thailand, who featured on the 2015 and 2019 editions of the Ladies’s World Cup, gained the gold was in 2013.

Vietnam and Thailand are the one two nations to have gained the ladies’s soccer title on the SEA Video games, with six and 5 gold medals respectively.

Singapore’s nationwide ladies’s group play Laos (83) subsequent on Friday, earlier than taking over Myanmar (45) on Sunday.

On the Lionesses’ final SEA Video games outing in 2003, they had been additionally grouped with Thailand and completed third within the three-team group.

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