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Vietnam’s U23s win second consecutive victory

Vietnam’s U23 team won their second game in a row at the U23 International Championship - Vinaphone Cup 2018 by defeating U23 Oman 1-0 on at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on August 5.

Vietnam’s coach Park Hang Seo made several changes, but the hosts still controlled the game from the kick-off, creating a number of opportunities in the first half, and Van Toan, Duc Chinh and Thanh Chung all missed chances in the last ten minutes to close the game.

It was left to substitute defender Doan Van Hau to score the winner in the 89th minute from long distance.

With the second consecutive win, Vietnam take the lead with six points after two matches, followed by Palestine U23 with 3 points after the team defeated the current AFC U23 champions Uzbekistan 2-1 in an early match on August 5.

Vietnam will face Uzbekistan, who beat them in the final of AFC U23 Championship in China early this year, on August 7 at 7:30pm (Hanoi time).

The Vinaphone Cup draws four Asian teams in Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Oman and Palestine. The teams will each play each other once. The team with the most points will receive 20,000 USD in cash, while the runner-up will get 10,000 USD and third place 5,000 USD.