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U23s enter AFC Cup finals after defeating Myanmar

Vietnam’s national U23 football team have qualified for the finals of the AFC Asian Cup after beating Myanmar by a goal to nil.

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Vietnam under-23 players line up to celebrate their victory over Myanmar and ensure a place in the finals (Photo: Vietnam Football Federation)

Myanmar finished the game with 10 men after one of their players received the red card for punching his opponent.

Second half substitute Ho Thanh Minh made an immediate impact after joining the game, nodding home Nguyen Hai Long’s freekick for the only goal of the game.

It was enough to take the young team to the tournament finals which will be held in Uzbekistan next June.

In a crowdless Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, the Vietnam U23 squad entered its final qualifying match for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup group stage against Myanmar level on points and goal difference with their neighbours.

A draw would be enough for both to qualify for the final tournament, but then a penalty shoot-out would be needed to determine the first-place team.

Although Park Hang-Seo arranged his team in a defensive 3-5-2 formation, it was Vietnam who had more attacking chances in the first half. But the young strikers could not capitalise and the first half ended goalless.

Coach Park made his first change right at the start of the second half, bringing on 21-year-old striker Ho Thanh Minh. And it was not long for Minh to make his impact, heading in from a freekick of Nguyen Hai Long to open the scoring for Vietnam.

Myanmar pushed forward for the equaliser, but were met with deadly counterattacks from Vietnam. In the 80th minute, Myanmar’s Aung Wunna Soe lost his cool and punched Ly Cong Hoang Anh in the face. The referee was nearby and gave him a straight red card.

In the 3rd minute of injury time, a foul near the edge of the box by the Vietnamese defence resulted in a dangerous free kick for Myanmar, but the shot was blocked and Vietnam ended the match with a 1-0 victory to top the group and ensure a place in the finals./.

Source: VNA

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