Vietnam beat Malaysia in World Cup qualification

By Nguyen My       OCT. 10, 2019

Vietnam earned 1-0 victory against Malaysia in their second qualification match for 2022 World Cup in Hanoi Thursday.

  • 90'+3

    The final whistle has been blown. Vietnam pick up their first win in the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a 1-0 win over Malaysia.

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    Photo by Ngoc Thanh.

  • 88'

    Newly-subbed Viet Phong makes an instant impact with a sprint towards Malaysia's goal, but the ball is tackled.

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    Photo by Ngoc Thanh.

  • 87'

    Nguyen Van Toan is brought in for the rookie Nguyen Viet Phong.

  • 81'

    Doan Van Hau needs medical assistance after a challenge from a Malaysian player.

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    Photo by Lam Thoa.

  • 77'

    Nguyen Van Toan cannot shoot as a defender has marked him closely.

  • 74'

    Que Ngoc Hai tries not to concede a corner after clearing the ball away from a Malaysian player.

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    Nguyen Anh Duc reacts after his shot is cleared by a Malaysian defender. Photo by Duong Pham.

  • 73'

    Nguyen Anh Duc's shot is cleared right in front of the goal line by a defender.

  • 69'

    Malaysia commit another foul on the left wing. Do Hung Dung places the freekick over the goal.

  • 66'

    Nguyen Quang Hai fails to capitalize on Do Hung Dung's freekick when he attempts a bicycle kick but makes no contact with the ball.

Vietnam's coach Park Hang-seo and Malaysian counterpart Tan Cheng Hoe both expressed confidence in their teams although admitting that their opponents have grown stronger since they last met.

Vietnam won the ASEAN Football Federation Championship (AFF Cup) last year after beating Malaysia in the final.

During the tournament, Vietnam played three matches against Malaysia. In the group stage Vietnam won 2-0, and in the final they drew 2-2 in the first leg and won the second leg 1-0 to lift the title.

In the World Cup qualifiers, Vietnam are currently third in group G with one point from a draw with Thailand. Malaysia have three points after a 2-1 win against Indonesia and 1-2 loss to the UAE.

 
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