Australia won the Asian Cup 2015. — Photo vov.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The champions of the upcoming Asian Cup will win a cool US$5 million, according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The AFC will also reward the runner-up $3 million, and two second runner-up teams $1 million. The prize money for the winners tops that of the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 by $1 million, though is dwarfed by the 25.5 million euros ($29 million) secured by Portugal for winning the 2016 European Championships. The Asian Cup will start on January 5, with Việt Nam in Group D with Iran, Iraq and Yemen. The ASEAN Football Federation Cup champions will meet Iraq on January 8, Iran on January 12 and Yemen on January 16. — VNS … [Read more...] about Asian Cup champions set for bumper payday
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Vietnamese defender Doan Van Hau (Photo: foxsportsasia.com) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese defender Doan Van Hau is named among five U-21 stars predicted to play well in the upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2019 by the foxsportsasia.com. Hau, who has won the best young male footballer of the country, was an integral part of Vietnam’s squad that lifted the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup trophy. The young full-back made seven starts, including in both legs of the final, and also provided one assist. “Just 19 years old, Hau has already cemented his spot in Hanoi’s defence, winning the league this past season, and has earned 10 national caps as well. Vietnam had one of the youngest squads in the Suzuki Cup, and that is set to continue in the Asian Cup as well, with coach Park Hang-seo’s focus on youth,” the website wrote. Besides Hau, the website also named four young stars including Ahmed Abdul-Ridha of Iraq, who helped his team win … [Read more...] about Vietnamese player among five U-21 stars to shine at AFC Asian Cup
Goal scorer Nguyen Quang Hai (19) - Photo: bongda24h Thanks to a defensive strategy, a 72nd minute goal from Quang Hai and a touch of luck, Vietnam's youngsters achieved a convincing victory and climbed to second place in group D. Meanwhile Australia, a title contender, dropped to third place and faces elimination. If the Vietnamese team could remain in the group's top two, it would be the first Southeast Asian team in the history of the championship to enter the quarterfinals. Thailand, the only other team from the region to participate in the group stage this year, has already been eliminated after losing both matches it has played. In the last round next Wednesday, Vietnam would play against the group's last-place Syria, while Australia would face the first-place South Korea. As Vietnam was considered the underdog before the match, the team's victory came as a surprise to many and has been widely celebrated by the Vietnamese fans. "I want to dedicate this victory to the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s football makes history with victory over Australia in U-23 Asian Cup
As the excitement builds ahead of the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 Championship, all eyes are on the two title contenders, Vietnam and Uzbekistan. Neither team has ever made it beyond the group stage of the biennial championship prior to this year. Previous winners include Japan in 2016, who lost 4-0 in this year’s quarterfinals to Uzbekistan, and Iraq in 2013 (when it was the AFC U22 Cup), who lost in the quarterfinals on penalties (5-3) to none other than Vietnam. This year, both finalists lost a match in the group stage. Vietnam lost 2-1 to South Korea, but the Koreans were subsequently defeated by Uzbekistan in the semis, while Uzbekistan lost to Qatar 1-0, who then lost to Vietnam… also in the semis. As for goal stats, Uzbekistan has so far fared better than the more defensively minded Vietnam. Vietnam Uzbekistan Goals scored 7 10 Goals conceded 7 2 Top goalscorer Nguyen Quang Hai (4 goals) Jasurbek Yakhshiboev (3 goals) Formation … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan in U23 Asian Cup final: Who do you think will win?
Viet Nam News Football HÀ NỘI — The coach and players of the Vietnamese women’s football team affirmed their determination to win a World Cup place during their Group B matches at the Asian Cup. They will put that plan into motion when they play Japan in Amman, Jordan today. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, coach Mai Đức Chung of Việt Nam, said: “There is still a big gap between women’s teams in Asia. We are in a difficult group with strong opponents in Japan, South Korea and Australia. Việt Nam won a slot to compete at the Asian Cup finals, after our successful qualification. Our players are young, and we have several new faces who are inexperienced. However, we will do our best, especially in the first match, to overcome our challenges. We will not suffer from any pressure in this tournament.” Midfielder Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung and striker Huỳnh Như said that the team did not come … [Read more...] about VN to play Japan in Asian Cup opener