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Oman match result not as expected: Vietnam head coach

By Lam Thoa   March 24, 2022 | 04:35 pm PT
Oman match result not as expected: Vietnam head coach
Coach Park Hang-seo at the sideline in the game between Vietnam and Oman in the World Cup qualifier in Hanoi on March 24, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa
Park Hang-seo said Vietnam players have tried but didn't get the result that they wanted against Oman in their World Cup qualifier in Hanoi on Thursday.

"The players have tried their best," Park said after the game.

Vietnam started the match with the intention to put pressure on Oman but failed to do so. Meanwhile, Oman kept their cool, played with discipline and even created more dangerous chances.

In the second half, Vietnam continued to push forward and this time they were able to threaten Oman with continuous chances from corners. However, when Vietnam were heating up, Oman successfully converted one of their rare opportunities into a goal from a header. Vietnam tried to find an equalizer in the remaining minutes but didn't succeed. Vietnam got 11 corners in the game but couldn't convert once while Oman only needed two to score.

World Cup qualifiers: Vietnam 0-1 Oman

With the eighth defeat in nine games, Vietnam continued to stay at the bottom of group B. On March 29, they will continue to play against Japan without many key players due to Covid-19 and injuries.

"Nguyen Thanh Chung got enough yellow cards so he won't be with the team in Japan. Nguyen Tien is still waiting for his injury diagnosis. I don't know what is his current situation. Keeper Dang Van Lam will be there and gather with the team. Adding more players now is quite difficult because they need time to get a visa," Park talked about the squad for the next away match.

About the plan for the game with Japan, who already qualified for World Cup, Park said he always tries to make room for young players, but they also have to prove that they are ready.

"For the upcoming game, I will have to evaluate and consider more before selecting the U23 players. Because as we already know, Japan are the top team of Asia and they are really tough to play against."

 
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