Vietnam earn 2-1 victory over Malaysia

By Staff reporters       JUN. 11, 2021

Vietnam secured position as the top team of Group G by beating Indonesia in the second round of World Cup qualifiers, with only one game to play against hosts UAE.

  • 90'+5

    The referee blows the final whistle and Vietnam get what they need: three points.

    Nguyen Tien Linh and Que Ngoc Hai are the scorers for Vietnam and Guilherme de Paula for Malaysia.


    Vietnam players celebrate their victory over Malaysia. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa.

  • 90'+2

    The second half has five additional minutes.

  • 90'

    Another yellow card for Malaysia as Arif Hanapi fouls Nguyen Hoang Duc.

  • 89'

    Midfielder Liridon Krasniqi receives a yellow for a bad foul. Coach Park Hang-seo also gets a yellow for overreacting with the referee.

  • 86'

    The last substitution for Vietnam: Nguyen Phong Hong Duy is in for Phan Van Duc.

    Malaysia also make their last sub.

  • 82'

    Que Ngoc Hai scores from a penalty to make it 2-1 for the Golden Dragons.

  • 80'
    Penalty for Vietnam

    Nguyen Van Toan is fouled inside the box and a penalty is given to Vietnam.

  • 78'

    Vietnam make another two substitutions: Nguyen Van Toan replaces Nguyen Trong Hoang and Ha Duc Chinh replaces Nguyen Tien Linh.

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    Guilherme de Paula Lucrécio equalizes for Malaysia from the penalty spot. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa.

  • 72'
    Malaysia equalize

    Guilherme de Paula scores from the penalty spot for Malaysia.

Vietnam will move one step closer to the final qualifying round if they beat Malaysia.

In the last game two teams played at the World Cup qualifiers, Vietnam won 1-0 by the only goal of midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai.

Hai will be absent in this match due to suspension. Another key midfielder, Nguyen Tuan Anh will also sit out because of injury. Malaysia are set to have the strongest line-up for this game.

Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo and Malaysia coach Tan Cheng Hoe have faced each other four times. Park won three and drew one.

In the last five encounters, Malaysia couldn't beat Vietnam. They suffered four defeats and got a draw.

Vietnam are leading group G with 14 points after six games. Malaysia must win this game or they will be out of the race to next round. For Vietnam, they need to win this match to avoid playing a tough next match with UAE.


Vietnam: Bui Tan Truong, Do Duy Manh, Que Ngoc Hai, Bui Tien Dung, Doan Van Hau, Luong Xuan Truong, Nguyen Trong Hoang, Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Hoang Duc, Phan Van Duc, Nguyen Tien Linh.

Malaysia: Farizal, Davies, Cools, Aidil Zafuan, Safawi Rasid, Sumareh, Syamer Kutty, Brendan Gan, Lucrecio, Syafiq Ahmad, Corbin Ong.

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