Hosts UAE reach Asian Cup last eight with extra-time penaltyThe Saigon Times Daily Ahmed Khalil of United Arab Emirates scores their third goal from the penalty spot at Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 21, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS ABU DHABI (REUTERS) - Striker Ahmed Khalil converted an extra-time penalty to send the United Arab Emirates into the Asian Cup quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over Kyrgyzstan on Monday, keeping alive their hopes of landing the continental title on home soil. The substitute’s 102nd minute spot kick had enough power to find the net despite goalkeeper Kutman Kadyrbekov getting a hand on it and set up a last-eight meeting with holders Australia in a rematch of the 2015 semi-final. After an early goal from Khamis Esmaeel was cancelled out by Kyrgyzstan’s Mirlan Murzaev, it looked like Ali Mabkhout’s 64th minute strike was going to settle the match for the hosts until Tursunali Rustamov’s dramatic … [Read more...] about Hosts UAE reach Asian Cup last eight with extra-time penalty
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>>> Vietnam forecast to cause surprise at Asian Cup 2019 According to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), after a long flight, coach Park Hang-seo and his players were present at Abu Dhabi airport yesterday morning in the warm welcome of representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in the UAE, alongside a large number of overseas Vietnamese fans living in the West Asian country. The team were well-facilitated with procedures to quickly move to the Crowne Plaza hotel, only about 20 minutes from the airport. This will be the place where coach Park's side will be stationed for their first two matches at the tournament. Overseas Vietnamese in the UAE wait for the team at the airport. (Photo: VFF) Immediately after settling in and taking a rest to recover after the long flight, in the afternoon of the same day, the whole team began their first training session in the UAE to prepare for the Asian Cup 2019. Park gave his players a light work-out on the field, mainly focusing on … [Read more...] about National squad arrive in UAE to kick start 2019 Asian Cup campaign
The author stated that the “Golden Dragons” have been drawn in a tough group where they will have to conquer challenges posed by traditional tournament heavyweights Iran and two other strong opponents, Iraq and Yemen, to advance in the competition. He touched on the unexpected absence of Tran Dinh Trong, one of Vietnam’s AFF Cup heroes, in Park’s choices for the Asian Cup mission. “Star defender Tran Dinh Trong, who needs surgery on his leg, has been ruled out heading into the tournament, with his initial replacement Luc Xuan Hung also sidelined due to a knee injury sustained during training.” Forward Nguyen Anh Duc, Vietnam’s top scorer in the AFF Cup, has also not made the trip to the UAE, with the Republic of Korea coach Park Hang-seo “plumping for youth by including seven previously uncapped players in his 23 man squad.” Given that fact, FOX Sports Asia predicted Vietnam’s lineup will be a little bit different from that in … [Read more...] about FOX Sports Asia names best XI for Vietnam at 2019 Asian Cup
>>> A strategic vision needed for Vietnamese sports >>> Vietnam draw with DPRK 1-1 in int’l friendly The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has just announced the final list of 23 players submitted by the 24 teams to compete in the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE early next year. Accordingly, teams are allowed to replace their players from the final list of 23 up to six hours before their first match, but overall, they are almost the official squads that the national teams across the continent will bring to the 2019 Asian Cup. According to the current list registered with the organisers, Vietnam have the youngest average age at only 23. Notably, in the squad of 23 Vietnamese players, there are 16 names from the U23 age group. In particular, the youngest player is defender Doan Van Hau (19). The Thai Binh native is also the third youngest player in the 2019 Asian Cup, behind Mohammed Al-Huthaifi of Yemen and Iraqi striker Mohanad Ali (both born in 2000). In the current … [Read more...] about What opportunities await Vietnam at 2019 Asian Cup?
They are Tran Minh Vuong, Dinh Thanh Binh, Phan Thanh Hau, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Huynh Tan Sinh, and Ngo Tung Quoc. Apart from Minh Vuong, the five other players are currently competing at the ongoing 2018 International U21 Football Tournament. In the 2019 Asian Cup, Vietnam have been drawn in group D alongside Iran, Iraq, and Yemen. As scheduled, the Vietnamese national team will play Iraq on January 8, Iran on January 12, and Yemen on January 16. After winning the AFF Cup trophy, the Vietnam’s national football team will have a 4-day break. They will gather back in Hanoi on December 20 to prepare for the 2019 Asian Cup, which will take place between January 5 to February 2 in the UAE. … [Read more...] about 6 players added to national squad for upcoming 2019 Asian Cup