Vietnam scores best goal at Futsal World Cup 2021

By Vinh San   October 5, 2021 | 06:00 am PT
Vietnam scores best goal at Futsal World Cup 2021
Nguyen Van Hieu (number 14) celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Panama at the Futsal World Cup 2021 on September 16, 2021. Photo by FIFA
Nguyen Van Hieu’s goal in Vietnam’s game against Panama won most votes for the best goal at the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021.

After the final match Monday, in which Portugal beat Argentina to claim championship, FIFA announced the nominees for the tournament's best goal on its official Facebook page.

A day later, Hieu’s goal was voted the winner, followed by Ali Hassanzadeh (Iran), Jovan Lazaveric (Serbia) and Leonardo (Brazil).

Hieu's goal helped Vietnam win their second game of the group stage 3-2 on September 16. He started from the midfield and dribbled past two Panama players and the keeper to finish in the open net. The win was also crucial in helping Vietnam advance to the round of 16, where they were defeated 2-3 by world number four Russia.

The FIFA page called Hieu's goal "a sublime solo effort."

A total of 301 goals were scored at Futsal World Cup 2021. Vietnam scored seven in their four games.

Nguyen Van Hieu scores in Vietnam's game against Panama at Futsal World Cup 2021, September 16, 2021.

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