Vietnam end AFF Cup journey

By Hoang Nguyen       DEC. 26, 2021

Defending champions Vietnam ended their AFF Cup run after losing 0-2 to Thailand in the first leg of the semifinal and failing to level in the second leg Sunday.

  • 90'+5
    Game over

    Despite all the efforts, Vietnam can't score against Thailand in the second leg of the semifinal and say goodbye to AFF Cup this year.

  • 90'+4

    Four minutes are added to the second half.

  • 89'

    Nguyen Tien Linh receives a yellow card for his attempt of finish that hurt a Thailand player.

  • 85'

    Nguyen Hoang Duc tries his luck with another long-range shot but it can't cause difficulty for Thailand keeper.

  • 81'

    Vietnam go all in with the last two substitutions: Le Van Xuan for Ho Tan Tai and Pham Xuan Manh for Nguyen Tuan Anh.

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    Nguyen Cong Phuong tries to take a shot. Photo by Leo Shengwei

  • 69'

    Third substitution for Vietnam. Nguyen Tuan Anh is in for Phan Van Duc.

  • 63'

    Vietnam players take multiple shots toward Thailand keeper but still no goal.

  • 59'

    Quang Hai takes a freekick from the right flank and the keeper has to make a save.

  • 59'

    Theerathon Bunmathan gets a yellow for fouling Quang Hai.

Vietnam will need at least two goals difference in the second leg of the semifinals to keep the hope of advancing to the final.

In the first leg, they lost 0-2 to Thailand with their captain Chanathip Songkrasin scoring the double.

Thailand have the strongest squad for the game, while Vietnam don't have the service of key defender Do Duy Manh due to a shoulder injury.

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