During their training camp in Japan, the national U16 team did not have the best conditions due to the influence of typhoon Jebi, with many sessions played on an artificial pitch. However, head coach Vu Hong Viet is pleased with the results, especially the friendly matches against strong rivals, Vietnam U16s lost 4-1 to U18 Naebashi Ikuhei, drew 0-0 with U18 Fukushima and were defeated 3-0 by U18 Shimizu S-Pulse. The players have gained more experience after those matches and have improved their fitness and mental strength, he said. Mr Viet said he and the coaching board will make some tactical changes to prepare for the AFC U16 Championship Finals. The AFC U16 Championship Finals are set to get underway in Malaysia from September 20 to October 7. The top four teams will win places at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup Finals in Peru. Vietnam have been lumped in with strong contenders Iran, Indonesia and India in Group C of the AFC U16 Championship Finals. … [Read more...] about Vietnam U16s training hard for AFC Championship Finals
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As the excitement builds ahead of the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 Championship, all eyes are on the two title contenders, Vietnam and Uzbekistan. Neither team has ever made it beyond the group stage of the biennial championship prior to this year. Previous winners include Japan in 2016, who lost 4-0 in this year’s quarterfinals to Uzbekistan, and Iraq in 2013 (when it was the AFC U22 Cup), who lost in the quarterfinals on penalties (5-3) to none other than Vietnam. This year, both finalists lost a match in the group stage. Vietnam lost 2-1 to South Korea, but the Koreans were subsequently defeated by Uzbekistan in the semis, while Uzbekistan lost to Qatar 1-0, who then lost to Vietnam… also in the semis. As for goal stats, Uzbekistan has so far fared better than the more defensively minded Vietnam. Vietnam Uzbekistan Goals scored 7 10 Goals conceded 7 2 Top goalscorer Nguyen Quang Hai (4 goals) Jasurbek Yakhshiboev (3 goals) Formation … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan in U23 Asian Cup final: Who do you think will win?
Cities across Vietnam are preparing for the big day tomorrow, the AFC U23 Final between Vietnam and Uzbekistan. You'll be able to watch the match live on VnExpress International, just tune in at 3 p.m. on Saturday. If you prefer to see it on the big screen, below are a number of suggestions. In Saigon, the Vietnam Football Company has asked local authorities to set up 10 giant LED screens along Nguyen Hue walking street in District 1 to broadcast the match live on January 27. Commentators will be invited to discuss the game on the spot. The Youth Cultural House HCMC at No. 4, Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 1, will also broadcast the match live. The event is free entry. In Hanoi, 15 big screen TVs will also be set up in pedestrian zones and parks from 3 p.m. tomorrow. Check out the area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the big square in front of the Opera House, My Dinh Stadium, Hoa Binh Park, Thong Nhat Park and Ly Thai To Gardens. Depending on the … [Read more...] about Where to watch U23 Asian Cup Final: Vietnam vs Uzbekistan
This Saturday afternoon will be like no other in Vietnam. The national football team will be competing in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship, marking the first time ever a team from Southeast Asia has made it so far. Vietnamese fans started dreaming the unthinkable when the team made it to the semifinals, and many assumed it would be South Korea they'd be facing in the biggest game in the team's history. Yes, it had to be South Korea, the runner up of the AFC U23 last year. But just a few hours after Vietnam secured a ticket to the final with a dramatic win over Qatar on Tuesday, it was Uzbekistan's turn to surprise fans. It wasn't until that moment that Vietnamese fans, who had been celebrating their team's remarkable cup run that led them becoming the first in Southeast Asia along with Malaysia to reach the quarterfinals, started looking at what Uzbekistan has achieved so far in this tournament. Uzbekistan knocked out 2017 champion … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan: Can will to win overcome attacking intent in mouthwatering cup final?
Viet Nam News Football HÀ NỘI - Việt Nam representative Quảng Ninh Coal left the Asian Football Confederation Cup with a 3-0 win over Yadanarbon FC of Myanmar at the Mandala Thiri Stadium in Mandalay. After the last match yesterday, Quảng Ninh Coal have four points, replacing Yadanarbon to rank second in Group H. Yadanarbon have the same points but with a lesser goal difference. Both the teams have no chance of advancing to the knock-out stage of the annual tournament. The group leader Singapore's Home United ensured their next round's slot after winning three out of four matches. The hosts seemed to have lost their will to play presenting a slow pace and did seem too eager to open attacks. Meanwhile, coach Phan Thanh Hùng asked his strongest players to pocket at least a win before returning home. The visiting side had their opening goal in the 38th minute by midfielder Nay Myo Aung of Yadanarbon. Ngô Đức Thắng hit a straight shot that ricocheted off the pole to Nay who headed … [Read more...] about AFC Cup: Quảng Ninh’s consolation win against Yadanarbon