ASIAD 18: Vietnam defeat Pakistan 3-0 in men’s football
Updated : Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:04 AM (GMT+0700)

Vietnam’sOlympic men’s football team beat their Pakistani rivals 3-0 in the first groupmatch in men’s football of the Asian Games 2018 (ASIAD 18), which took place inIndonesia on August 14.

Midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai opens the score for Vietnam - Photo: VNA

Midfielder Nguyen Quang Haiopened the score for Vietnam at the 20th minute, while the secondgoal was earned by team captain Nguyen Van Quyet near the end of the firsthalf. 

Nguyen Cong Phuong made agoal at the 73rd minute to settle a 3-0 victory for the Vietnamesesquad. The midfielder previously failed twice to score from penalty kicks.

With the victory, Vietnamtakes the lead in Group D with three points, earning them a greater chance toqualify for the next phase.

The team will face Nepal onAugust 16 and then Japan on August 19.

The men’s football willfinish on September 1. It will feature 26 teams in two groups of five and fourgroups of four. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-placeteams will advance to the second round.


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