>>> Viet Hung’s stoppage-time header hands Vietnam win against Indonesia >>> Park Hang-seo admits luck after Vietnam win over Indonesia Earning a dramatic 1-0 victory over Indonesia U23s with a header in the fourth minute of stoppage time from midfielder Trieu Viet Hung, Vietnam have won six full points after two matches. However, as the Thais had previously destroyed Brunei 8-0, Vietnam had to give up the top spot in group K to the "War Elephants". Thailand U23s are temporarily at the top with six points like Vietnam U23s but superior in goal difference (+12 versus +7). According to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s regulations, a total of 16 teams will qualify for the finals, including the 11 teams topping the 11 qualifying groups and four second-placed teams with the best results, along with Thailand U23s who qualified automatically as hosts. If the Thais finish the qualifying round with the current top spot, there will be an extra slot for the … [Read more...] about What should Vietnam U23s do to progress to AFC U23 Championship finals?
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By Nam Anh  March 22, 2019 | 06:42 pm GMT+7 Park Hang-seo (L) at a training session with Vietnam's U23 football team. Photo by VnExpress Coach Park Hang-seo can use the match against Brunei to finetune his strategies and lineups for subsequent matches. Vietnam will start its journey of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship qualifiers with the first Group K match against Brunei Friday night. Since they haven’t managed a win against Vietnam in the last three matches, and are bereft of their main striker Faiq Bolkiah for this tournament, Brunei are certainly the underdogs. Vietnam, the host team, will expect to win and take three points. At the press conference on Thursday, coach Park said he’d not had enough time to prepare and get to know his team well. This match is therefore an opportunity to review the squad before facing former opponents. The defense line is in need of further testing, given that key players like goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung has just returned … [Read more...] about AFC U23 Championship: Vietnam-Brunei match a chance to experiment
By Nam Anh  March 21, 2019 | 07:51 am GMT+7 The U23 players celebrate the equalizer in U23 AFC Championship 2018 final against Uzbekistan. Photo courtesy of AFC Vietnam have named a 23-member team for the AFC U23 Championship qualifiers that kick off on Friday. It includes six key players who played in the AFF Cup and Asian Cup -- goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung, centre backs Nguyen Thanh Chung and Tran Dinh Trong, full back Doan Van Hau, midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai, and striker Ha Duc Chinh. A notable absentee is injured striker Nguyen Tien Linh. But coach Park Hang-seo can make changes to the squad until the technical meeting later on Thursday. Vietnam are placed along with Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand in group K, whose matches will be played in Hanoi. Vietnam play the three respectively on March 22, 24 and 26. Only the top team are assured of entry into the next round. The qualifiers kick off with the Vietnam-Brunei match at 8 p.m. Vietnam time at the My Dinh … [Read more...] about Vietnam announce 23-man squad for AFC U23 Championship qualifiers
All of the matches are scheduled to take place at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi between March 22-26. In full, the Vietnamese team will compete against Brunei on March 22, Indonesia on March 24, and Thailand on March 26. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Native_ads GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Inpage_Banner With the V-League’s 2019 season set for a break after its third round, the footballers of Vietnam’s U23 team will meet up in Hanoi on March 6 to take part in preparation for the AFC U23 Championship qualifiers. Head coach Park Hang-Seo has compiled an initial list of 30 footballers in contention to play in the AFC U23 Championship qualifiers, although this will be shortened before the tournament starts. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese team to take on Brunei in AFC U23 Championship opener
The AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 qualifying round groups. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam are in Group K of the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 qualifiers, following the official drawing at the AFC House on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur. Việt Nam, who finished runners up in the 2018 edition of the international football tournament, will be joined in the group by Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam. The qualifiers divided the 44 participating teams into two zones: West (west, south and central) with 24 teams and East (east and ASEAN) with 20 teams. The 11 group winners and four best second-placed teams among all groups will qualify for the finals, with the host nation of the finals receiving automatic qualification. In the event that the pre-qualified host of the finals, Thailand, finishes in the qualifying spots, the next-placed team in the combined ranking of all the groups will qualify for the finals in their … [Read more...] about Việt Nam drawn in Group K of AFC U23 Championship 2020 qualifiers