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Vietnam end AFC U23 run with North Korea loss

By Hoang Nguyen       JAN. 16, 2020

Vietnam crashed out of the AFC U23 Championship with a 1-2 defeat in their last group stage match against North Korea Thursday night.

  • VietnamGame statsNorth Korea
    4Shots on target4
    69%Ball possession31%
    85%Pass accuracy64%
    2Yellow card1
    1Red card0
  • 90'+5
    Game over

    Vietnam lose 1-2 to North Korea and are out of AFC U23 Championship.

  • 90'+3

    Tran Dinh Trong receives the second yellow and gets sent off.

  • 90'

    Ri Chung-gyu successfully takes the penalty to score the second goal for North Korea.

  • 75'

    Vietnam are attacking constantly to seek for another goal.


    Nguyen Quang Hai is playing more on the front to assist attacks. Photo by Lam Thoa.

  • 59'

    Impressive display by Vietnam attackers and the ball finds Ha Duc Chinh. Unfortunately, he can't control the power of his shot as it rockets over the bar.

  • 56'

    Nguyen Hoang Duc removes three North Korea defenders by his dribble skill then takes a shot but it's blocked by the goalkeeper.

  • 53'

    Thanh Chung tries to catch an aerial ball. Photo by Lam Thoa.

  • 51'

    Nguyen Quang Hai sprints from the midfield and tries a long range shot but his shot is too high.

  • 50'

    Nguyen Tien Linh has a clear chance to score but his shot goes wide.

Drawing two previous games has put Vietnam in a tricky situation. They have no choice but to win against North Korea tonight and hope that the other game between UAE and Jordan will also have a winner, in order to get a place in the quarterfinals.

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