1′ – KICK OFF!
5′ – Jordan looking dangerous in the early exchanges, but Vietnam defence manages to keep out venomous crosses from Ali Olwan and Ward Al Barri in the opening five minutes of the game.
15′ – Quarter of an hour played. Vietnam have now settled into the game and are starting to string together a few attacks.
20′ – Chance for Jordan! Hadi Omar Ahmed gets in behind the Vietnam defence and only has goalkeeper to beat. But his shot across the goal is brilliantly saved by Vietnam custodian Bui Tien Dung
30′ – Half an hour played. Vietnam looking shaky here
36′ – Vietnam forced into a substitution as injured Do Thanh Thinh is replaced by Tran Dinh Trong.
45′ – One minuted added on!
HALF TIME: VIETNAM 0-0 JORDAN!
It’s goalless at half time, but Jordan have been the better of the two sides at the Chang Arena in Buriram.
46′ SECOND HALF BEGINS!
54 ': Dangerous !!! Bui Tien Dung excellently saves the free kick from the Jordan player
58 ': MISSED! Duc Chinh headed after a corner from Quang Hai yet the ball went out again.
75 ′ - Vietnam have upped their game in the second half, but it remains goalless here.
90 ′ - Three minutes added on.
FULL TIME: VIETNAM 0-0 JORDAN!
2018 finalists Vietnam are still without a win or goal in the AFC U23 Championship after they are hold goalless by Jordan this time around.
Vietnam Starting XI: Bui Tien Dung (Goalkeeper), Do Thanh Thinh, Ho Tan Tai, Le Ngoc Bao, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Bui Hoang Viet Anh, Nguyen Duc Chien, Tran Thanh Son, Nguyen Hoàng Duc, Nguyen Quang Hai, Nguyen Tien Linh
Jordan Starting XI: Abdallah Al-Fakhouri (Goalkeeper), Hadi Omar Ahmed, Daniel Afaneh, Saed Ahmad Al-Rosan, Ihab Ali Al, Ahmad Haikal, Noor Al-Rawabdeh, Ali Olwan, Ward Al Barri, Mohammad Aburiziq, Yazan Al-Naimat
What do the insiders say?
U23 Jordan coach: “I must admit that U23 Vietnam is a strong team with good technique. They have a smart organizing style. Besidesm they have many good players, including number 22 (Tien Linh), 9(Duc Chinh), 19 (Quang Hai), 14 (Hoang Duc). We will face many challenges for sure. It will not be easy for Jordan to take on Vietnam.”
U23 Vietnam had a squite good start in the AFC U23 Championship 2020 finals. Facing higher-rated UAE, U23 Vietnam still played actively and threated UAE’s net but they were unable to scored. However, 1 point is acceptable in the opener.
Earlier, U23 Jordan won UAE impressively. They dominated the game with quality players, especially in the attack. This will be a threat to U23 Vietnam defense.
In AFC u23 Championship 2016 finals, U23 Jordan defeated Vietnam 3-1. This rematch will be different to what happened 4 years ago as U23 Vietnam is having talented players. Jordan will not easily thrash Vietnam tonight.
The possible starting XI of U23 Vietnam vs U23 Jordan
Bui Tien Dung, Tran Dinh Trong, Huynh Tan Sinh, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Ho Tan Tai, Do Thanh Thinh, Nguyen Duc Chien, Nguyen Quang Hai, Nguyen Hoang Duc, Nguyen Tien Linh and Ha Duc Chinh.
Prediction: U23 Vietnam 2-1 U23 Jordan.
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