JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam advance to 2020 AFC U23 Championship finals as group leaders

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:31 GMT+7
Vietnam advance to 2020 AFC U23 Championship finals as group leaders

Vietnam sealed a place in the finals of the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship after routing Thailand 4-0 in their last qualifier in Hanoi on Tuesday evening.

The third victory in a row enabled Vietnam to top Group K and secure a berth in the final tournament in Thailand next year.

Even though results in the qualifying game did not mean much to Thailand, who already qualified as hosts, the guests launched a fierce start at My Dinh National Stadium, but it was the Vietnamese who took the lead with a brilliant nutmeg goal from Ha Duc Chinh.

The Golden Dragons maintained the lead at half-time.

Despite the War Elephants’ attempt to take back the game after the break, Nguyen Hoang Duc struck in the 53rd minute to make it 2-0 for Vietnam.

 

Only minute later, Thailand’s key forward Supachai Jaided was shown a straight red card, and it was when the away team totally lost control of the match.

The young Golden Stars broke the Thais' net two more times with a quick kick from close range from Nguyen Thanh Chung in the 63rd minute and a 94-minute goal from Tran Thanh Son.

The 2020 AFC U-23 Championship, the fourth edition of the biennial international age-restricted football championship organized for the men's under-23 national teams of Asia, will be held from January 8 to 26 in Thailand, according to FOX Sports.

Vietnam were the runners-up of the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship, while Uzbekistan are the title holders.

The Asian Football Confederation confirms the cast for for the finals of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship

The Asian Football Confederation confirms the cast for the finals of the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news