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Fans get anxious for SLNA and CAND buying time, making U19 HAGL 2 crashed out

Thứ tư, 24/06/2020 11:00 (GMT+7)
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A lot of people are annoyed when watching the match between SLNA and CAND in the U19 National Cup 2020. The players showed a lack of fair play to join hands to go to the semi-finals.

Before the final match, U19 Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) and Cong An Nhan Dan (CAND) topped Group A with 4 and 3 points respectively. Meanwhile U19 HAGL II was at the bottom with only 1 point.

However, if the match between SLNA and CAND ends by a win or loss, coach Ngoc Canh’s side will have the right to decide the ticket to go if they defeat Binh Duong. As expected, the young players of HAGL contributed determined attacking play. The result is a 3 point victory, and the hope was put into the match taking place at the same time.

U19 CAND vs U19 SLNA

However, in the last 20 minutes of the match between U19 SLNA and U19 CAND, when the score was 1-1 and knew that U19 HAGL II had just doubled the goal, the speed of the game suddenly slowed down.

Both teams played a lack of positive football, the ball mostly rolling back and forth in players feet without facing any dispute pressure from the opponent. Even when there was a chance to take a free kick, the players on both sides also limit the number of people joining the attack.

Then, if the match ended 1-1, both teams would advance to the semi-finals because U19 SLNA has a better goal difference than HAGL.

Despite great efforts, HAG U19 II was crahsed out
Despite great efforts, HAG U19 II was crahsed out

These images made the viewer extremely angry, hundreds of comments broke out on the livestream. In the short clip covering typical situations of this match, a fan stressed: "the first half had highlight, not the second one because they bought time”.

Another account also had the same opinion: "I was angry to watch the match, was the young player kicking lack enthusiasm? Excessive calculation".

Another fan was angry: "Young football playing like this is bad, I will not follow this tournament anymore.”

This match replayed images in last year's National U19 tournament when Phu Yen, despite losing the match, bought time at home, after which the VFF entered the investigation.

This is not a new problem but for many years footballers have not solved it thoroughly. Achievement in football is important but above all football is the king of sport, bringing intense emotions to fans. That's what makes football so popular around the globe, but looking at what SLNA and CAND did in the last 20 minutes of the match is a shame for the high spirit of sport.