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Vietnam, Indonesia bare teeth before FIFA World Cup qualifier

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 15:46 GMT+7
Vietnam, Indonesia bare teeth before FIFA World Cup qualifier
Vietnam’s head coach Park Hang Seo and his players are seen during a practice section in Indonesia. Photo: Nguyen Khoi / Tuoi Tre

Both Vietnam and Indonesia have vowed to try their best to earn three points in their Group G encounter in Asia’s second qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tonight, October 15.

The Southeast Asian sides will challenge each other at the Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium in Bali, Indonesia at 6:30 pm (Vietnam time).

In Vietnam, the match will be broadcast live on different channels, cable networks, and social media platforms, including VTV6, VTC1, VTC2, VTC3, VTC9, VOVTV, VOV1, VOV2, VOV3, the VTCNow mobile app, and the Facebook page of the Vietnam Football Federation, for those who want to watch it in the comfort of their own home.

Those who want to enjoy a more lively atmosphere can visit pubs, clubs, coffee shops, restaurants and many other venues, where big screens will be installed to serve football-loving customers.

In Ho Chi Minh City, mass screenings of the match are scheduled to take place at various venues including the Rubik Zoo at 1 Bis Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, Hoa Lu Stadium at 2 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1, and the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Culture House at 4 Pham Ngoc Thach Street in District 1.

Speaking at a pre-match press conference on Monday, Vietnam’s head coach Park Hang Seo said he acknowledged Indonesia are a strong side with good players, but his squad are ready to win.

In response, his counterpart Simon McMenemy affirmed Indonesia have prepared their best spirit for the clash though he knew it is not easy to earn a victory over the Golden Stars.

In the same Group G, Vietnam claimed a slim 1-0 win in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Malaysia in Hanoi on Thursday, while Indonesia were defeated 0-5 by the UAE on the same night.

The Asian section of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification acts as qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with 46 teams competing in four rounds for a total of 4.5 slots (four direct slots and one inter-confederation play-off slot) in the final tournament to be held in Qatar.

Group G consists of Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the UAE.

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