Vietnam lose AFF Cup title to Thailand

By Hoang Nguyen       JAN. 16, 2023

Vietnam failed to turn it around in the second leg of the 2022 AFF Cup after losing 0-1 and let Thailand lift the trophy on Monday.

  • 90'+5
    Game over

    Vietnam couldn't turn the score around in the second half of the final after losing 0-1 to Thailand, despite trying their best. Thailand once again are the champion of the AFF Cup, after winning it in 2021.

  • 90'+4

    Chamratsamee was sent off after receiving the second yellow.

  • 90'

    The second half has five additional minutes. Thailand made another substitution to buy some time. They are one hand on the title.

  • 88'

    A yellow was given to Thanh Binh in an attempt to stop a counter-attack.

  • 86'

    Que Ngoc Hai was forced to foul a Thailand player and got booked after Nguyen Thanh Binh made a mistake near the box. Thailand made another sub.

  • 85'

    It was not a good free kick by Doan Van Hau as he took it too wide.

  • 84'

    Suphanan Bureerat was booked for stepping on Pham Tuan Hai's foot.

  • 77'

    Bordin Phala got a yellow for tackling Quang Hai.

  • 75'

    Vietnam replaced captain Do Hung Dung with another attacker, Nguyen Van Toan. Vietnam got nothing to lose now.

  • 72'

    Thailand made three substitutions.

Thailand got two away goals from a 2-2 draw in the first leg on Vietnam's home ground, and they will get to play the second leg at home on Monday.

Besides playing under the heat unlike the chill weather of Hanoi, and the pressure from 25,000 Thai fans, Vietnam will have to win or draw 3-3 in the second leg to claim the title.

Thailand's coach Mano Polking said that he would choose to play offensive in the second leg, despite the advantage in the first leg. Park hopes Polking will keep his word and play openly, instead of going heavy on defense like in the first leg.

The AFF Cup final second leg with Thailand will be Park's last game as Vietnam head coach. His contract with Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) will expire by the end of January.

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