The referee blows the final whistle to end the match. Viet Nam 1 and Uzbekistan 2.
Goal for Uzbekistan. Andrey Sidorov (Uzbekistan U23) left footed shot from the center of the box to the high center of the goal. Assisted by Dostonbek Khamdamov with a cross following a corner.
Uzbekistan sends a long ball into the box but is relieved by a Vietnamese fullback
Substitution for Uzbekistan. Andrey Sidorov replaces Javokhir Sidikov.
Duc Chinh from Viet Nam lies on the pitch. Free kick for Viet Nam. Dinh Trong sends a long ball upfield
Corner kick for Uzbekistan, cleared by Viet Nam and Viet Nam counterattack. Duc Chinh makes a header but not successful
Goal kick for Uzbekistan
Viet Nam attack and Tien Dung from Viet Nam is fouled by a player from Uzbekistan
Corner kick for Uzbekistan
Yellow card shown for players of both Viet Nam and Uzbekistan
Viet Nam attack on the left side but Duc Chinh is blocked by a player from Uzbekistan
Phan Van Duc from Viet Nam replaced by Nguyen Phong Hong Duy. Duy plays behind striker Duc Chinh
Our team are calm and they are supported by Vietnamese fans on the stands
Viet Nam have had 31.3% of ball possession
Viet Nam’s goalkeeper catches the ball after a player from Uzbekistan sends a cross in the box
The pitch is both green and white as snow is still falling
Substitution for Uzbekistan, a striker comes in
Tien Dung from Viet Nam gots a yellow card
Viet Nam attack again but Phan Van Duc makes a hasty shot
Viet Nam counterattack and Quang Hai is fouled. Viet Nam get a free kick about more than 30 meters from Uzbekistan’s goalkeeper.
Good save from Viet Nam’s goalkeeper Tien Dung as he stays focused
The referee asks fullback Tien Dung from Viet Nam to go out of the pitch as we see blood on his face
Corner kick for Uzbekistan and goalkeeper Tien Dung misses the ball
Viet Nam attack on the left side but striker Duc Chinh from commits a foul in the box
Goal kick for Viet Nam after a player from Uzbekistan commits a foul just outside the box
Extra time starts
The heatmap of the match. Source: AFC
The referee blows the whislte and the two teams will play extra time.
This is the third consecutive match that Viet Nam have played in this year’s tournament.
A player from Uzbekistan commits a foul to a Vietnamese player.
The fourth officla shows there are two minutes to be added
Viet Nam play quite low
Left winger Van Thanh from Viet Nam asks for changing ball.
Xuan Truong from Viet Nam makes a pass to striker Duc Chinh but the pass is blocked by Uzbekistan’s fullback
Goalkeeper Tien Dung from Viet Nam catches the ball after a shot from Uzbekistan
Luckily, Uzbekistan’s player shot wide
Viet Nam take a throw-in in Viet Nam’s half
Striker Cong Phuong from Viet Nam replaced by midfielder Tiến Dụng, elder brother of goalkeeper Tiến Dũng
Uzbekistan counterattack and corner kick for Uzbekistan. Good save from Viet Nam’s goalkeeper. Goal kick for Viet Nam
The Vietnamese team are maintaining strong mentality with the formation of 5-3-2
Quang Hai from Viet Nam is fouled and Xuan Truong directs the ball into the box but Uzbekistan’s goalkeeper catches the ball
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Vice Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung and staff of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry are watching the team in Ha Noi
Uzbekistand attacks on Viet Nam’s half but a defender from Viet Nam clears the pressure
The referee is doing his job quite well
Great noise from Vietnamese fans at the stadium
The referee stops the match for a while so that players could have drinks
Free kick for Viet Nam following foul by Uzbekistan’s player against Cong Phuong
Commentator on the Viet Nam National Television praises effort by left winger Van Thanh to intercept attack from Uzbekistan
Viet Nam attack on the leftside.
Attempt missed. Van Duc (from Viet Nam) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.
Midfielder Duc Huy from Viet Nam replaced by striker Duc Chinh, a surprised decision.
Viet Nam have had 30.8% of ball possession
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue, who is leading a delegation on Europe tour, shows support for the national team from Portugal.
Good save from Viet Nam’s goalkeeper Tien Dung
Corner kick for Uzbekistan
Dangerously, Uzbekistan attack on the left but Duy Manh from Viet Nam is fouled and free kick for Viet Nam50′
The pitch is now “greener” than the first half.
Uzbekistan attack and Tien Dung from Viet Nam’s goalkeeper could not catch the ball as it is wet
Free kick for Viet Nam, goalkeeper sends a long ball upfield
The second half is underway
We would like to remind you that a grand ceremony will be held on Sunday to welcome the return of Viet Nam U23 team.
Workers are making great efforts to clear snow to serve the second half.
The referee blows the whistle and the first half ends.
Look at what Vietnamese are doing during the first half
A woman in Viet Nam bursts into tears after quang hai scores a wonderful goal
Thousands of Vietnamese people are watching the national team in Viet Nam
Fans raise hands to show support for the national team
A couple combine for a hand heart
Foreigners are watching our team in Ho Chi Minh
Viet Nam attack on the left
The fourth official shows there are 4 minutes to be added
Quang Hai scores a wonderful goal.
GOAL….. Quang Hai scores. This is the 5th goal from Quang Hai in 6 appearances. Quang Hai has a left footed shot to the top left corner. No chance for Uzbekistan’s goalkeeper to block.
Free kick for Viet Nam. Cong Phuong is fouled.
It is quite pity that the weather condition is two bad.
Uzbekistan take a throw-in in Viet Nam’s half
The referee shows the second yellow card for Uzbekistan
Viet Nam is attacking upfield and Viet Nam get a corner. Xuan Truong directs the ball into the box and Uzbekistan clears. Another corner for Viet Nam but goalkeeper from Uzbekistan clears.
Uzbekistan commits foul. Vienamese spectators shout “Viet Nam” clamorously on the stands.
Viet Nam attack on the left. Xuan Truong sends a long ball into the box but Cong Phuong can not reach the ball
Vietnamese fans with national flag at the stadium to support the national team
Referee stops the game for efforts to clear snow. Heavy snow is recorded.
It is the first time our national team play on such conditions.
Viet Nam’s fullbacks play high on the pitch
Xuan Truong from Vie Nam sends a long ball to forward Cong Phuong
Goalkeeper Tien Dung could not catch the ball but luckily, his teamate clears pressure
Uzbekistan attack from the left and intercepted by Tien Dung from Viet Nam.
Quang Hai from Viet Nam makes a header following the midfielder Xuan Truong’s pass
Corner for Uzbekistan and cleared by Viet Nam.
Viet Nam’s goalkeeper Tien Dung sends the ball upfield
Yellow card for Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Yakhshiboev for bad foul and free kick for Viet Nam. Xuan Truong sends the ball toward the box.
Goal for Uzbekistan following a corner. This is the third game Viet Nam came behind
The referee signals a free kick for Uzbekistan
Corner kick for Uzbekistan but Viet Nam clear pressure
Uzbekistan commits foul to Viet Nam
Uzbekistan kick off and the game under way. The two teams playing on snow
Referee Ahmed Al-Kaf from Oman starts the match
Vietnamese players warm up on the pitch
National Anthem of Uzbekistan underway.
The starting line-ups of Viet Nam and Uzbekistan
A fan standing outside the National Stadium My Dinh in Ha Noi. Photo: VNExpress
The National Stadium in the capital city of Ha Noi opened since 12AM for fans to show strong support for the national team who has made incredible success in the tournament.
Streets around Sword Lake in central Ha Noi are packed with fans. Photo: VNExpress
In group stage, Viet Nam opened the tournament with a 2-1 defeat to the Republic of Korea and won 1-0 against Australia before ending up with a 0-0 draw against Syria, securing the second place with four points in the group D.
Viet Nam continued excellent form in the quarter-final fixture agianst Iraq with a 5-3 win on penalties on January 20 to progress to the tournment’s semi-final round.
Vietnamese players celebrate after they made it into the final of the AFC U23 Championship on January 23 after beating Qatar. Photo: VnExpress
In the semi-final fixture against Qatar, goal-keeper Bui Tien Dung was one of Viet Nam’s standout performers, with the custodian stopping efforts from Ahmad Moein and Sultan Al Brake to help seal a 4-3 penalty shootout win after 120 minutes of enthralling football had produced a 2-2 draw.
In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, students have already engaged in collective dance to support the national team. Photo: VNExpress
A fan in Tam Ky city, the central province of Quang Nam province. Photo: VNExpress
A baby holds picture of goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung. Photo: VNExpress
Veteran Ngo Hong Quang arrives at the Hang Day Stadium in Ha Noi at 12AM. Photo: VNExpress
|A baby holds the national flag of Viet Nam in the southern province of Ca Mau. Photo: VNExpress|
Fan in Ca Mau province believe Viet Nam U23 team will win the final match. Photo: VNExpress
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