Vietnam’s U23 team shakes international media
Updated : Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:55 AM (GMT+0700)

Vietnam’sU23 team is shaking the media in Asia in particular and the world in general asthe team beat Qatar to enter the final of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation(AFC) U23 Championship in Changzhou, China.

Vietnamese players at the winning moment - Source: VNA

On its homepage, the AFC ranan article entitled “Vietnam through final after another thriller” with theimage of Vietnamese player Quang Hai who scored two goals for Vietnam in thesemi-final against Qatar. 

The article wrote:“Goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung’s two penalty saves sensationally earned Vietnam aplace in the AFC U23 Championship final on January 23 as the Southeast Asiannation beat Qatar in a penalty shootout after an extraordinary 2-2 draw at theend of extra-time”.

“Tien Dung stopped effortsfrom Qatari duo Ahmad Moein and Sultan Al Brake to seal the victory, one whichcontinues Vietnam’s incredible journey in the competition under the wilyguidance of head coach Park Hang-seo, and now sets up a title showdown againsteither Korea Republic or Uzbekistan on Saturday”.

“While the victory movesVietnam, incredibly, a step nearer to the title, it sees Qatar fall at thesemi-final stage for the second successive competition following theirfourth-place finish at the tournament’s last edition in 2016”, it wrote.

FoxSports also had an article entitled “AFC U-23 Championship:Vietnam march on into final”, commending Vietnam’s victory over Qatar.

“Vietnam are remarkablythrough to the final of the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship after beating Qatar onpenalties following a 2-2 draw in Tuesday’s semi-final at the Changzhou OlympicSports Centre”.

Meanwhile, alsowrote about Vietnam’s victory in its article under the title “IndomitableVietnam set AFC U23 final date thanks to Quang Hai’s double”.

“Vietnam are through to theAFC U-23 Championship final after defeating Qatar 4-3 on penalties, despitehaving trailed twice in their semi-final match”, it wrote.

Cambodia’s press alsopraised Vietnam’s win over Qatar to enter the final of the regionalchampionship.

Talking to reporters, coachPark Hang-seo said: “Before the championship begins, I said that U23 Vietnam isa special team and they are special in terms of competing spirit. My 23 playersare fighters. I told fans that they would not be disappointed and we kept ourpromise”.

Vietnam became the firstteam to win a place in the AFC U23 Championship final.

It will play against eitherformer champion the Republic of Korea or Uzbekistan who were playing in a latersemi-final match.


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