Head coach Park Hang-seo’s players will face the in-form Uzbekistan U23, who are considered as the most entertaining side in the tournament, at Changzhou Olympic Sports Centre at 3pm (Vietnam time) Saturday afternoon. Let’s look at some facts on the two title contenders and their journey to the final (click for full size image). … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan: Who will win the final showpiece?
Tien Dung was one of Vietnam’s standout performers during their dramatic semi-final win over Qatar, 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. With the Uzbekistan showdown looming large, Tien Dung is adamant that Vietnam will give their all against opponents they faced as recently as December. “We played against Uzbekistan in a friendly tournament in Thailand, and I think they are a strong team,” he said. “For them to reach the final means that they are a very good side. “But we have also reached the final, and we are now ready to give 100%.” Vietnam’s success at the AFC U23 Championship has produced an outpouring of emotion across the Southeast Asian, support which Tien Dung is extremely grateful for. “After the (Qatar) game, we returned back to the hotel to watch the match again. I then saw all the … [Read more...] about Bui Tien Dung: Vietnam will give our all against Uzbekistan
Việt Nam will play Uzbekistan at 3pm (Việt Nam time) today in Changzhou, China, after beating Qatar 4-3 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday.The Ministries of Public Security, Transport and Information and Communication and People’s Committees of localities were instructed to work with police forces, traffic inspectors and agencies to ensure security, order and traffic safety and guide activities for people to support the team.Security units were tasked with detecting, preventing and dealing with activities that could harm public security or threaten traffic safety like illegal racing and violence.The Ministry of Public Security has issued an urgent circular, asking police forces nationwide to take measures to not let any illegal racing happen, particularly in big cities and to be ready to deal with any circumstances. Nearly 2,000 Hà Nội police will be mobilised to ensure traffic safety and order before, during and after the final match.An official from … [Read more...] about Security tightened for VN-Uzbekistan final
This Saturday afternoon will be like no other in Vietnam. The national football team will be competing in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship, marking the first time ever a team from Southeast Asia has made it so far. Vietnamese fans started dreaming the unthinkable when the team made it to the semifinals, and many assumed it would be South Korea they'd be facing in the biggest game in the team's history. Yes, it had to be South Korea, the runner up of the AFC U23 last year. But just a few hours after Vietnam secured a ticket to the final with a dramatic win over Qatar on Tuesday, it was Uzbekistan's turn to surprise fans. It wasn't until that moment that Vietnamese fans, who had been celebrating their team's remarkable cup run that led them becoming the first in Southeast Asia along with Malaysia to reach the quarterfinals, started looking at what Uzbekistan has achieved so far in this tournament. Uzbekistan knocked out 2017 champion … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan: Can will to win stun attacking intent in U23 Asian Cup final?
The final of the U23 Asian Cup on Saturday afternoon in China is likely to have Vietnamese fans around the world glued to their screens as their heroes take on Uzbekistan. Luu Thi Tuoi, who lives in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent, said although she loves her second home, she will be cheering for Vietnam. The final game for the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in Changzhou will kick of at 3 p.m. Vietnam time. The team's march to the final, which has included victories against regional powerhouses Australia, Iraq and Qatar, has earned love and admiration from the Vietnamese people and football fans across the world. Tuoi, who owns a restaurant that once welcomed the Vietnamese team in 2013, said her shop will be showing the game while she and her sons will watch it at the Vietnamese embassy. Ambassador Pham Van Phao said the Vietnamese community will be backing their homeland but with a lot of respect for Uzbekistan. “Both teams have won by reaching the … [Read more...] about Vietnamese fans worldwide share euphoria ahead of team’s final versus Uzbekistan
Cities across Vietnam are preparing for the big day tomorrow, the AFC U23 Final between Vietnam and Uzbekistan. You'll be able to watch the match live on VnExpress International, just tune in at 3 p.m. on Saturday. If you prefer to see it on the big screen, below are a number of suggestions. In Saigon, the Vietnam Football Company has asked local authorities to set up 10 giant LED screens along Nguyen Hue walking street in District 1 to broadcast the match live on January 27. Commentators will be invited to discuss the game on the spot. The Youth Cultural House HCMC at No. 4, Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 1, will also broadcast the match live. The event is free entry. In Hanoi, 15 big screen TVs will also be set up in pedestrian zones and parks from 3 p.m. tomorrow. Check out the area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the big square in front of the Opera House, My Dinh Stadium, Hoa Binh Park, Thong Nhat Park and Ly Thai To Gardens. Depending … [Read more...] about Where to watch U23 Asian Cup Final: Vietnam vs Uzbekistan
This Saturday afternoon will be like no other in Vietnam. The national football team will be competing in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship, marking the first time ever a team from Southeast Asia has made it so far. Vietnamese fans started dreaming the unthinkable when the team made it to the semifinals, and many assumed it would be South Korea they'd be facing in the biggest game in the team's history. Yes, it had to be South Korea, the runner up of the AFC U23 last year. But just a few hours after Vietnam secured a ticket to the final with a dramatic win over Qatar on Tuesday, it was Uzbekistan's turn to surprise fans. It wasn't until that moment that Vietnamese fans, who had been celebrating their team's remarkable cup run that led them becoming the first in Southeast Asia along with Malaysia to reach the quarterfinals, started looking at what Uzbekistan has achieved so far in this tournament. Uzbekistan knocked out 2017 champion … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan: Can will to win overcome attacking intent in mouthwatering cup final?
As the excitement builds ahead of the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 Championship, all eyes are on the two title contenders, Vietnam and Uzbekistan. Neither team has ever made it beyond the group stage of the biennial championship prior to this year. Previous winners include Japan in 2016, who lost 4-0 in this year’s quarterfinals to Uzbekistan, and Iraq in 2013 (when it was the AFC U22 Cup), who lost in the quarterfinals on penalties (5-3) to none other than Vietnam. This year, both finalists lost a match in the group stage. Vietnam lost 2-1 to South Korea, but the Koreans were subsequently defeated by Uzbekistan in the semis, while Uzbekistan lost to Qatar 1-0, who then lost to Vietnam… also in the semis. As for goal stats, Uzbekistan has so far fared better than the more defensively minded Vietnam. Vietnam Uzbekistan Goals scored 7 10 Goals conceded 7 2 Top goalscorer Nguyen Quang Hai (4 goals) Jasurbek Yakhshiboev (3 goals) … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan in U23 Asian Cup final: Who do you think will win?
Vietnamese players throw their head coach Park Hang-seo in the air to celebrate their AFC U23 Championship semi-final match against Qatar on January 23 in China. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam and Uzbekistan were not title candidates at the ongoing Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship. However, both of them have put up some awesome competition to seal their places in the gold medal-winning match in China on January 27. Uzbekistan from the Central Asian region suffered a 0-1 defeat to Qatar in their opening game of Group A. They then came back strongly to grab a 1-0 win over the hosts before beating Oman with the same score later. With six points, Uzbekistan was placed second behind Qatar and booked a berth to the knock-out stage. Awaiting them in the quarter-finals was defending champion Japan, the biggest obstacle for any team in the event in China. The young Samurai Blue came to the tournament with the highest determination to prevent their crown … [Read more...] about Vietnam and Uzbekistan’s path to AFC U-23 final
Vietnam's U23 team vs Qatar (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will play against Uzbekistan in the final of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship being held in Changzhou, China. Earlier, in the first semifinal, Vietnam beat Qatar 4-3 in the penalty shootout to win a place in the final. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to play against Uzbekistan in AFC U23 champs final