Football friendly: U22 Vietnam beat Korean All-Star team

Sunday, 2017-07-30 14:54:43
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NDO - The national under-22’s Vietnamese football team secured a 1-0 victory over an All-Star team from the Republic of Korea in a friendly match at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi on July 27.

The victory is expected to boost the morale of Vietnamese footballers ahead of the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asian Games hosted by Malaysia.

With advantages in experience and physical strength, the Korean team dominated for the first 15 minutes but Vietnam soon fought back and created several goal opportunities.

However, the first and only goal of the match did not come until the 70th minute when Vietnamese striker Nguyen Van Toan was able to put one past the Korean goalkeeper.

U22 Vietnam’s starting line-up

A tackle between Vietnam and Korea

Vietnamese player Nguyen Cong Phuong surrounded by Korean players

Thousands of spectators turn up to show support for the young Vietnamese side