Vietnam earn second draw at AFC U23 Championship

By Hoang Nguyen       JAN. 13, 2020

A goalless draw against tough opponents Jordan on Monday means a lot of pressure for Vietnam's last group stage match coming up in three days.

  • 90'+3
    Game over

    The referee blows the final whistle. The game ends 0-0 and Vietnam will have to win the next game for a hope of advancing.

  • 90'

    The second half has three additional minutes.

  • 85'

    Vietnam constantly put pressure on Jordan's defense in the last minutes of the game.


    Vietnam aim for the goal in the last minutes of the game. Photo by Duc Dong.

  • 84'

    Nguyen Quang Hai decides to take a shot directly from a corner and Jordan goalkeeper saves it.

  • 82'

    Nguyen Tien Linh receives the ball from Nguyen Quang Hai in the box but he cannot get a finish.

  • 80'

    Ha Duc Chinh decides to take a shot from a far distance but it lacks accuracy.

  • 79'

    Last substitution for Vietnam: Bui Hoang Viet Anh out for Truong Van Thai Quy.

  • 77'

    Nguyen Quang Hai takes a low free kick but it is totally harmless with Jordan goalkeeper.

  • 76'

    Ha Duc Chinh is fouled. Free kick for Vietnam.

  • 64'

    Ali Olwan gets a tap in from a right-wing cross but the ball goes over the bar.

Jordan beat North Korea 2-1 in their first game at the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, while Vietnam has only earned one point from a goalless draw against UAE.

Right before the Jordan vs Vietnam match, UAE beat North Korea in their second game at the tournament, creating a big pressure on Vietnam if they are to proceed to the quarterfinals.

In the past five years, Vietnam and Jordan have clashed many times. In Asian Cup 2019 round 16, Vietnam won 4-2 in the penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 after 120 minutes. However, at youth level, the U19 and U23s both lost to Jordan in 2018 and 2016.

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