>>> Asian Cup: Vietnam team to face three Western Asian rivals in “group of death” Recently, the prestigious sports network FOX Sports Asia ran an article to review the Vietnamese team and their journey at the upcoming Asian Cup, saying that the "Golden Dragons" could completely surpass Group D, which consists of two strong opponents, Iran and Iraq, and even win one of the top two positions in the group to qualify automatically for the last 16 with a top-two finish in their group. Having only participated in the first Asian Cup finals in 2007 (as co-hosts), Vietnam are in a rather tough group in the 2019 tournament, as they have to compete for a ticket to progress against Iran, Iraq and Yemen. However, according to FOX Sports Asia, with the current squad and impressive performance in the past year, coach Park Hang-seo’s side could open the opportunity to reach the Round of 16 as one of the four-best third-placed teams, according to the new format of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam forecast to cause surprise at Asian Cup 2019
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Việt Nam celebrate winning the recent AFF Suzuki Cup. — Photo baomoi.comViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Along with broadcasting the Asian Cup on its channels, FOX Sports will show all of Việt Nam’s matches at the upcoming Asian Cup final round with Vietnamese commentary. The Asian Cup will take place from January 5 to February 1 next year at eight stadiums in four cities of the United Arab Emirates. For the first time, the cup’s final round will be contested by 24 teams, having been expanded from the 16-team format that was used from 2004 to 2015. They are divided into 6 groups of 4 teams. The first and second placed teams of each group and 4 third placed teams will go through to a 16-team knockout stage. Việt Nam are in Group D with Iran, Iraq and Yemen. The team is in Qatar for a training camp to prepare for the event. Việt Nam have secured qualification for the first time since hosting the tournament in 2007 following a … [Read more...] about FOX Sports to show all of VN’s Asian Cup matches in Vietnamese
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
Viet Nam News Football HÀ NỘI — The coach and players of the Vietnamese women’s football team affirmed their determination to win a World Cup place during their Group B matches at the Asian Cup. They will put that plan into motion when they play Japan in Amman, Jordan today. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, coach Mai Đức Chung of Việt Nam, said: “There is still a big gap between women’s teams in Asia. We are in a difficult group with strong opponents in Japan, South Korea and Australia. Việt Nam won a slot to compete at the Asian Cup finals, after our successful qualification. Our players are young, and we have several new faces who are inexperienced. However, we will do our best, especially in the first match, to overcome our challenges. We will not suffer from any pressure in this tournament.” Midfielder Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung and striker Huỳnh Như said that the team did not come … [Read more...] about VN to play Japan in Asian Cup opener