|Viet Nam drew Uzbekistan 3-3 in a friendly match on February 1. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's most valuable futsal player Tran Van Vu scored a double in his team's 3-3 draw against host Uzbekistan in a friendly match on February 1 in Tashkent.
Backed by the advantage of playing on the home turf, Uzbekistan launched consecutive attacks and got several opportunities to score. However, they failed to convert them into goals.
The visitors, however, slowly set the pace and scored the opening goal in the middle of the first half, when Tran Long Vu's strong header easily found the net.
The result was equalled at the 18th minute, after an accurate corner kick by the host squad.
Van Vu made his mark early in the second half, when he converted a corner kick into Viet Nam's second goal and then scored another goal in the 26th minute.
The hosts quickly levelled the score with two goals from free kicks.
Việt Nam will play another friendly match on Saturday with China.
The matches are part of their preparation for the coming 16-team Asian Futsal Championship in Uzbekistan, which will be organised from February 10 to 21.
Việt Nam are in Group C with Thailand, Tajikistan and Chinese Taipei.
The five top teams of the event will qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia later this year. — VNS