FOX Sports: Vietnam is number one in Southeast Asia

Author: Vân Anh
19:13 | 31/03/2019

Vietnam's 4-0 victory over Thailand proved exactly why the army of Coach Park Hang-seo is now the No.1 team of Southeast Asian football.

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U23 Vietnam finished the campaign of AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers with the results which could not be better. Facing the “great rival” – Thailand in the final match, U23 Vietnam set a mandatory winning goal and finally achieved it by extraordinarily defeating 4-0 Thailand performance.

This convincing victory of Park Hang-seo’s side not only ensures a ticket through to 2020 AFC U23 Championship Finals next year for Vietnam but also asserts themselves in ASEAN. After a long time being Thai’s inferior, Vietnam is now considered as the new king of ASEAN by professionals.

FOX Sports analyses:

"Despite the fact that in the comprehensive match against Thailand, Vietnam had a certain advantage when Supachai Jaided had received a red card at the beginning of the 2nd half, it cannot be denied that Vietnam played extremely praiseworthy performances and absolutely was worthy of going to AFC U23 Championship 2020 Finals coming about early next year.

U23 Vietnam won convincingly U23 Thailand 4 - 0

Vietnam's 4-0 victory over Thailand proved exactly why the army of Coach Park Hang-seo is now the No.1 team of Southeast Asian football."

Achievements at the AFC U23 Championship 2020, accompanied by entering to the Final round of AFC U23 Championship 2018, U23 Vietnam have a big advantage for taking a ticket to the Olympic 2020 happening in Japan. Therefore, Vietnam could avoid numerous tough competitors in the qualifying group stage, thereby they can through deeper in the tournament. U23 Vietnam is classified as the No. 1 squad in the top seed groups to draw the position in the AFC U23 Championship 2020’s table, the tournament will select 3 Asia representatives to participate in the Olympic 2020. If U23 Vietnam enters the semi-finals, there are 3/4 opportunities to attend the Olympic 2020 with U23 Japan as long as they also reached the elimination tournament.


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