World Cup qualifiers

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Vietnam's 2022 World Cup journey has come to an end, but the records set by Park Hang-seo’s men means they can hold their heads high. 

Vietnam narrowly beaten by Oman in World Cup qualifiers

Vietnam finished their last home game of the 2022 World Cup Asian Qualifiers with a 0-1 loss to Oman at Hanoi-based My Dinh National Stadium on March 24.

State President hails national football team for stunning win over China

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has praised the national men’s football team and coach Park Hang Seo for a 3-1 victory over China in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on February 1.

Vietnam lose 4-0 to Australia, officially out of World Cup

Vietnam lost 4-0 to Australia in World Cup qualification on January 27 in Melbourne, ending their dreams of winning a ticket to the Qatar finals later this year.

Park Hang-seo names squad for Australia game in World Cup qualifiers

Head coach Park Hang-seo has announced the 24-man squad for Vietnam’s upcoming away match against Australia in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

FIFA fines Vietnam for rules violations during World Cup qualifiers

The world’s football governing body FIFA has imposed a fine of CHF6,000, equivalent to US$6,475, on the Vietnamese national squad after six of the players were given a yellow card in their recent match against Saudi Arabia.

Vietnam-China football match to admit 20,000 spectators

The upcoming game between Vietnam and China in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers will admit 20,000 spectators to the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, or half of its capacity, according to the Vietnam Football Federation.

20,000 fans provisionally approved to attend Vietnam vs China match

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has requested that 20,000 supporters be allowed to attend the 2022 World Cup qualifying match between Vietnam and China on February 1.

Vietnam lose 0-1 to Saudi Arabia in World Cup qualifiers

Despite putting up a solid performance, Vietnam still lost 0-1 to Saudi Arabia in their match in Group B of the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers at Hanoi-based My Dinh National Stadium on November 16 evening.

Saudi Arabian football team arrive in Hanoi for World Cup qualifier

The national football team of Saudi Arabia arrived in Hanoi on November 12, with 25 players and over nine tonnes of luggage as they prepare for their upcoming game against Vietnam in World Cup qualifier round.

Vietnam fall to 1-0 defeat to Japan

Vietnam fell to a 1-0 defeat to visitors Japan at My Dinh Stadium on last night after a battling performance that wasn't enough to secure a positive result.

UAE referee set to officiate Vietnam vs Japan World Cup qualifier

Referee Mohamed Abdullah Hassan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will take charge of the Vietnamese national team’s upcoming World Cup qualifier on November 11 against Japan.

Vietnam captain believes home support will spur on the team

With the return of home supporters, Vietnam national team captain Que Ngoc Hai believes there could be surprises in store for both Japan and Saudi Arabia in the next two World Cup qualifying games.

Tickets for Vietnam-Japan match sold out in less than one hour

Tickets for Vietnam-Japan match in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers were sold out in less than one hour.

My Dinh Stadium allowed to welcome 30 pct of viewers for Vietnam’s matches in World Cup qualifiers

My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi will be open at 30 percent of its capacity when Vietnam host Japan and Saudi Arabia in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

Hanoi authorities have not allowed use of My Dinh Stadium for football spectators

The VFF proposed allowing about 20,000 football fans to attend the games between Vietnam and Japan and Saudi Arabia.

VFF working to ensure Vietnam can host World Cup qualifiers

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) wants to ensure Vietnam can host the national team's home matches for the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup, despite the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Vietnam may shock World Cup 2022’s final qualifiers: Australian newspapers

Vietnam can cause some shocks on its first appearance in the final stages of World Cup 2022 qualifiers, said an article on Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald on July 1.

Vietnam could be granted large bonus at AFC Asian Cup 2023

Players called up to the Vietnamese national football team have the chance to receive a significant bonus if they win the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in China.

Vietnam advance to third round of World Cup qualifiers for first time

Vietnam have made history as they advanced to the third round of the World Cup qualifiers for the first time ever, after a five-goal thriller against the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 15 (local time).