Vietnam trounced Indonesia 4-0 in a match of Group G of the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers which took place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 7 (local time).
Nguyen Cong Phuong (in red jersey No.10) celebrates his goal for Vietnam
Vietnam further tighten their grip on the top of the group with 14 points.
Nguyen Tien Linh opened the scoreboard for the team in six minutes into the second half, before Nguyen Quang Hai, substitute Nguyen Cong Phuong and Vu Van Thanh extended the lead.
In their previous face-off in the qualifiers in October 2019, Vietnam defeated their Indonesian rivals 3-1.
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue congratulated the squad on its victory, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).
The team also received a bonus of 1 billion VND (43,590 USD) from the VFF.
Vietnam will play Malaysia on June 11 and host the UAE four days later.
PM congratulates national team over victory at World Cup qualifiers
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has sent a congratulatory letter to the national men's football team on their recent 4-0 triumph against Indonesia in a match of Group G in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers, which took place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 7 (local time).
In the letter, the official lauded the team’s excellent performance for a convincing victory against a big rival in the region, which he said helped the team continue to lead Group G and brought joy and pride to the Fatherland and Vietnamese people and fans throughout the country.
According to the PM, the triumph was the result of solidarity, reasonable tactics, individual technical level, mettle, will and noble sportsmanship. He also attributed it to the team's efforts in training and determination in competition under the direct instruction of head coach Park Hang-seo, especially in the context of the complicated COVID-19 developments worldwide.
On behalf of the Party, State, and people, he sent the warmest congratulations to the team, their training board, and head coach.
Chinh wrote that upcoming matches will be difficult and challenging, hoping the team not to be subjective and rest on their laurels, but to continue to maintain solidarity and discipline and build on their achievements so far.
He concluded his letter wishing the team good health, success and victory./.
Vietnam resume their World Cup qualification bid against Indonesia tonight in Dubai, the UAE, and kicking off with three points is a must.