Vietnam suffer 0-4 defeat in World Cup qualifier with Australia

By Hoang Nguyen    JAN. 27, 2022

Host Australia faced little challenge in their second World Cup qualifier game with Vietnam on Thursday, and secured a comfortable win.

Facing a much stronger opponent, Vietnam failed to create any real chances in the first half and were led by two goals.

Substitions after the break helped the guest team enter the second half with a different mindset and a more offensive approach, but they kept wasting chances.

Australia made much better use of theirs and scored another two goals to earn their biggest victory in the final round of the World Cup qualifiers, securing position in the race to the 2022 World Cup.

Jamie Maclaren opened the score in the 30th minute with a thumping header from a pinpoint cross of Tom Rogic.

In the second extra minute of the first half, it's Rogic who finished elegantly after receiving a neat pass from Mathew Leckie.

Craig Goodwin lofted the ball past Vietnamese keeper Bui Tan Truong to score the third goal for Australia in the 72nd minute.

Riley McGree, minutes after being subbed in for Rogic, scored from an accurate strike in the 76th minute to settle a 4-0 win for the host.

This is Vietnam's biggest loss ever since their 0-5 defeat in the 2014 World Cup qualifier with the UAE, and their biggest loss under coach Park Hang-seo.

With another loss, and the third consecutive goalless game, they are with zero point and no chance left to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

World Cup qualifiers: Australia 4-0 Vietnam

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