Vietnam draw World Cup qualifier against Thailand

By Hoang Nguyen       SEP. 5, 2019

It was a nil-nil draw at Vietnam and Thailand's first World Cup qualifier on Thursday as both teams were pushing their offense but lacked accuracy.

  • 90'+4
    Time's up!

    In last seconds, Supachok Sarachat has the chance to score for Thailand. But Dang Van Lam handles the situation excellently when he comes out of the goal to stop Supachok and blocks his shot with great reflexes. The referee blows the final whistle right after that.

    The game ends goalless.

  • 90'

    Four minutes is added to the second half.

  • 89'

    Tanaboon Kesarat is given a yellow card for a dangerous foul against Vietnam's Nguyen Quang Hai.

  • 87'

    In an defensive effort, Bui Tien Dung is hit in the face by a Thailand player. The game is heated on the pitch as Park Hang-seo is not satisfied with the referee and he is given a yellow card for reacting.

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    Nguyen Van Toan (C) is lonely in his attack. Photo by Duc Dong.

  • 82'

    Nguyen Van Toan is lonely in the offensive line as he has no teammates to pass the ball to. But his effort is laudible when he tries to dribble and takes a shot over the bar.

  • 81'

    Thailand's Pansa Hemviboon takes a header that lacks accuracy.

  • 78'

    Nguyen Cong Phuong passes accurately for Nguyen Van Toan as he runs down and faces Thailand goalkeeper, but one moment of hesitation costs him another chance to score for Vietnam.

  • 76'

    Last substitution for Thailand: Sivakorn Tiatrakul replaces Phitiwat Sukjitthammakul.

  • 75'

    Thailand sub out Thitiipan Puangchan for Peeradon Chamratsamee in the midfield position.

The World Cup qualifier will be played at the Thammasat University stadium, which has a capacity of 25,000. All the tickets have been sold out, according to the organizers.

Although history is on Thailand's side when they have won 14 games, drew four and only lost four against Vietnam, recent results say different.

Since Park Hang-seo took over as Vietnam coach, he has not lost a single match to Thailand at any level.

His U23 teams beat Thailand 2-1 in the 2017 M150 Cup and 4-0 in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship qualifiers. The senior team beat Thailand 1-0 at the King’s Cup in June.

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