>>> 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?
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Featured Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta (GMT+7) Oldest Latest Has news updated A Philipines fan at the stadium. A Vietnamese fan puts on a national flag. In the history of AFF Cup, Vietnam and Philippines clashed four times, with two wins for each team. Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said Vietnam is a formidable opponent but beatable. Vietnamese coach and players said the game would be challenging but they believe in a good result. Vietnam are the only team not conceding any goal in the group stage of this year ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship. Philippines meanwhile have been the dark horse of the game. They finished second in group B, above stronger teams like Indonesia and Singapore, to qualify for the semis. After the first leg in the Philippines's Bacolod on December 2, the second leg of the semifinal will be played at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on December 6. Photos by Duc Dong, Lam Thoa … [Read more...] about AFF Cup semi-finals: Vietnam vs. Philippines
>>> Vietnam coach Park cautious ahead of semi-final clash with the Philippines >>> AFF Cup: Vietnam target positive result against the Philippines Nguyen Anh Duc vs Alvaro Silva As the oldest player in the squad consisting of 15 U-23 players, Nguyen Anh Duc has proved his leading role in the attack, contributing to send Vietnam into the semi-finals as Group A winners. Two goals to his name in three appearances in the tournament this year, along with six assists in 251 minutes of play, have revealed the clinical of the 33-year-old striker. His experiences in attending AFF Cup 2010 and 2014 is still very necessary for the young squad’s journey at this year’s tournament. The task of stopping the Vietnam’s attacker in the upcoming match will rely on the burly Philippines centre-back Alvaro Silva. In just two starts for the Azkals, the Spain-born defender has already made 11 clearances and five interceptions proving how crucial he is to the nation’s … [Read more...] about Philippines – Vietnam: Key battles to determine the clash
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) started selling tickets online for the second leg of AFF Cup semi-final between Vietnam and Philippines Wednesday morning, and 25,000 tickets were sold out by Thursday morning. "Tickets were still available [Wednesday] at 10 p.m. But now as far as I know, we have sold out all online tickets. The initial plan was to continue selling until 12 p.m. or until there were no more tickets left. And the tickets were sold out first," said VFF general secretary Le Hoai Anh. The 25,000 tickets were distributed through four websites. Sales began at 10 a.m. November 28. The tickets were priced at VND200,000, 300,000, 400,000 and 500,000 ($8.60, 13, 17 and 21.48). Each order could purchase a maximum of four tickets of the same price and buyers needed to present their ID. Many complaints However, many people weren’t able to access the websites. Many fans waited for hours but still couldn’t make a purchase, which led to disputes and doubts about … [Read more...] about AFF Cup: online tickets for Vietnam vs. Philippines match sold out
Vietnam qualified for the knockout round as the group winners, with three victories against Laos, Malaysia and Cambodia and a goalless draw with Myanmar. Particularly, Park Hang-seo’s side remained the only team yet to concede a goal as the group stage wrapped up. Meanwhile, the Philippines were also impressive in their road to the semifinals, finishing second in Group B with two wins over Singapore and Timor Leste, and two draws against heavyweights Thailand and Indonesia. (Source: NDO/Duc Trung) … [Read more...] about [INFOGRAPHIC] Vietnam vs Philippines 2018 AFF Cup Semifinal