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VN cruise past Brunei in qualifier

Update: October, 03/2015 - 10:46
U-19 Viet Nam easily defeated Brunei 5-0 in the second match of East Zone's group G of the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualifying stage in Myanmar yesterday. — Photo bongdaplus.vn
HA NOI  (VNS) — U-19 Viet Nam easily defeated Brunei 5-0 in the second match of East Zone's group G of the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualifying stage in Myanmar yesterday.

Viet Nam scored all its five goals in the first half.

The team dominated the match from the first minutes of the match. Ho Minh Di opened the score for Viet Nam in the second minute. Lam Thuan doubled the score in the 25th minute.

Viet Nam continued attacking repeatedly to hunt for more goals and Nguyen Duy Khanh struck in the 34th minute.

Only two minutes later, Pham Trong Hoa entered his name on the scoring board with the fourth goal for Viet Nam.

Before the first half closed, Di scored his second goal to fix the match score at 5-0.

After the break, Viet Nam still controlled the match, but the players slowed down to maintain their physical strength.

On September 28, Viet Nam beat Hong Kong 3-1 in their first group match.

"This is a rather good match for Viet Nam but I am still not satisfied. In the match against Hong Kong, my team missed many chances. In this match, some weak points of Viet Nam have not been fixed. Although Brunei is not strong, five goals have not yet proved the attacking line's real ability. We also wasted good chances," Viet Nam coach Hoang Anh Tuan said.

On Sunday, Viet Nam will face East Timor which lost to Viet Nam in the 2015 ASEAN Football Federation's U-19 Championships in Laos last month.

The qualifying round has attracted 43 teams including finals host Bahrain, which are divided into two zones – the West Zone which has 25 teams and the East Zone with 18.

Viet Nam is in East Zone's group G alongside Myanmar, Hong Kong, Timor-Leste and Brunei.

Ten group winners and five best second-placed teams will qualify for the finals while hosts Bahrain receive an automatic qualification (total 16 teams). — VNS

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