* Vietnam ready to field strongest squad against Malaysia in AFF Cup final A 2-2 draw at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on December 11 gave the Vietnamese team an advantage as they enter the final showpiece tonight with two away goals in hand. The hosts now will only need a 0-0 or 1-1 draw to clinch their second AFF Cup title, after their maiden victory in 2008. Meanwhile, the visitors, after erasing Vietnam’s 2-0 lead to draw at Bukit Jalil, are hungry for their second title following their first in 2010. They are underdogs in Hanoi with two conceded goals at home, however, in football, anything can happen. Both sides are capable of fielding their strongest squads tonight, with both being reinforced in defence as they welcome the return of key defenders. It is likely that Vietnam will sit deep with a three-player defensive line as has been effectively implemented throughout the tournament, seeing them concede only four goals so far. However, coach Park Hang-seo also needs … [Read more...] about AFF Cup final second leg: Vietnam vs Malaysia possible line-ups
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Vietnam will take on Malaysia in the 2018 AFF Cup final return fixture at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on December 15. The “Golden Stars” are now only one match from realising their decade-long dream of winning the regional showpiece. The “gate of heaven” is waiting to be opened by Park Hang-seo and his players. Vietnam and their key in hands After the 2-2 draw in the first leg, Vietnam now have the upper hand ahead of the return fixture this weekend. In addition to scoring two away goals, Park’s side will have the advantage of playing at My Dinh Stadium, where they will be powered by the support of tens of thousands of home fans. The Vietnamese squad have recently demonstrated exceptional form on their home turf. It was at My Dinh Stadium that Park’s troops finished off Malaysia by two straight goals in the group stage. The meeting this Saturday promises to be much tougher, but the psychological advantage is now in favour of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Malaysia: Opening the “gate of heaven”
>>> Park’s side confident towards a positive result at Bukit Jalil >>> Vietnam not afraid of pressure from Bukit Jalil’s stands: Park Hang-seo The two are no stranger to each other as they played in the group stage. At that time, the Golden Dragons with reasonable tactics and clinical finishing earned a convincing 2-0 victory against the Malayan Tigers. But the reunion this time will be a completely different story. Malaysia have evolved since the defeat to Vietnam, as they defeated defending champions Thailand in the two-leg semi-finals to win their final berth. Harimau Malaya are desperately waiting to force Vietnam to "pay" for the 2-0 defeat in the group stage. The Malaysian coach and players have confirmed that they have prepared “a surprise” for their visitors. As playing hosts, surely the Malayan Tigers will put great pressure on the guests to seek advantage with a victory, before heading to the hard trip to Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium … [Read more...] about Possible lineups Malaysia vs Vietnam
Back to English Comments News - December 7, 2018 | 09:30 am GMT+7 Vietnam's victory over the Philippines was adorned by several moments that fans will treasure for a long time.Vietnam advanced to the final of the AFF Cup after a long gap of 10 years with a 2-1 victory against Philippines in the second leg of their semifinal match at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Thursday night. Here are some of the more memorable moments captured during the match, on and off the field. Nation’s pride: Players sing the Vietnam national anthem before the match.All walks of life: Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc comes to watch the game and support the national team; and talks to a small fan.Superb effort: Nguyen Quang Hai performs a great bicycle kick, but it goes straight into the hands of the Philippines goalkeeper.Pulled down: Nguyen Quang Hai is fouled as he tries to collect a pass from his teammates.Diving save: Dang Van Lam makes an excellent effort to deny the Philippines a … [Read more...] about Memorable moments, Vietnam vs. Philippines – VnExpress International
>>> Malaysia reach AFF final as champion Thais miss late penalty >>> Park warns Vietnam players to maintain high level of concentration for Philippines clash >>> Vietnam towards breaking “no-win obsession” at My Dinh in AFF Cup knockout stage Vietnam will welcome the guests at Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium under the cheers of tens of thousands of home fans. However, coach Park Hang-seo is still cautious about the opponents who are determined to overturn the 2-1 defeat in the first leg four days ago. Speaking at the pre-match press conference yesterday, Park gave the visitors absolute respect. The Korean strategist asked his players to focus on the important upcoming match. In the first leg at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod, Patrick Reichelt scored a goal against Vietnam to raise the hopes for his home team. On the threshold of the return leg, both the Philippines coaching staff and players are determined to overturn the result tonight at My Dinh. With … [Read more...] about Which lineup will Vietnam use to play the Philippines?