Vietnam beat UAE in World Cup qualifiers

By Nguyen My       NOV. 14, 2019

Vietnam earned a 1-0 victory against 10-men UAE at home and climbed to top of the group.

  • 90'+4

    The final whistle is greeted by loud cheer from the crowd.

    Tien Linh's thunderous strike sank 10-men UAE and took Vietnam top of the group as Thailand suffered an away loss to Malaysia in the game that ended earlier. Splendid!


    Vietnamese players celebrate Linh's goal. Photo by Duc Dong.

  • 90'+2

    Cong Phuong's predictable shot is saved.

  • 90'

    Hoang Duc has his chance in front of the goal, but UAE's keeper handles the situation well.

  • 89'

    Quang Hai shots the ball off the outside of the post after a pass from Cong Phuong.

  • 84'

    Vietnam make last substitution. Pham Duc Huy replaces Do Hung Dung in midfield.

  • 81'

    Nguyen Hoang Duc is brought in to replace Nguyen Tien Linh, who scored the only goal of the match so far.

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    Cong Phuong reacts with frustration after a failed attempt. Photo by Ngoc Thanh.

  • 75'

    Cong Phuong completes some more brilliant dribbles in the box, but no players in red are there to support him.

  • 74'

    UAE are awarded a freekick near the left touchline.

  • 69'

    Dang Van Lam gets down to catch an UAE's pass.

Vietnam started the qualifiers in September with a goalless draw against Thailand, before edging Malaysia 1-0 at home at the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi. It went on to beat Indonesia 3-1 in Bali.

For now, Thailand and Vietnam top the group with seven points each, but Vietnam is positioned below Thailand on goal difference. The Southeast Asians are followed by UAE with six points. Malaysia have three points while Indonesia, losing all matches so far, is at the bottom.

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