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Hai wins best player and best goal in Asian Cup group stage

Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai has received the most votes for the best goal and the best player of the Asian Cup 2019  group stage selected by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

After four days of voting, Hai won the best player with 604,167 votes, followed by Ashkan Dejagah of Iran with 462,278 votes and Eldor Shomurodov of Uzbekistan with 73,911.

Hai, who secured the most valuable player (MVP) award at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup 2018, has put his talent on display for all of Asia to see as the Golden Dragons have progressed to the quarter-finals.

He also won the best goal of group stage with 465,629 votes for his spectacular free kick against Yemen.

Wu Lei of China took second with 305,806 votes, while Saman Ghoddos of Iran was third with 134,491 votes.

According to the AFC, the attacking midfielder Hai has been instrumental for Vietnam and his incisiveness has created the best of Vietnam’s chances.