Defeat against China can signal replay of Vietnam's longest losing streak

By Xuan Binh   October 5, 2021 | 08:15 pm GMT+7
Defeat against China can signal replay of Vietnam's longest losing streak
Coach Park Hang-seo and players during a training session in the UAE on October 2, 2021. Photo by Vietnam Football Federation
Vietnam will reach four consecutive defeats again if they lose to China in their upcoming World Cup qualifying game.

The Golden Dragons had formerly lost four matches in a row (excluding friendlies) back in 2004, 2007 and 2012-2013.

In the most recent losing streak, Vietnam lost 0-1 to the Philippines and 1-3 to Thailand in AFF Cup 2012, then 1-2 to UAE and 0-1 to Hong Kong in the Asian Cup qualifiers.

Presently, the team has lost 2-3 to UAE in the second round of World Cup qualifiers, and 1-3 to Saudi Arabia and 0-1 to Australia, both in the final round.

China also lost their two recent games in the final round, 0-3 to Australia and 0-1 to Japan.

Vietnam set the target to get at least one point from the game, while China, who are considered the stronger team, aim for victory. Vietnam are 95th in FIFA rankings, 20 places lower than China.

The match will take place at Sharjah Stadium in UAE, which China chose as their ‘home ground’. It’s set to kick off at 12 a.m. on Oct. 8 (Hanoi time) and will be broadcast live on VnExpress International.

 
 
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