|Vietnamese midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải. — Photo bongda.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the top five most impressive goals made in the qualifying round of the AFC U23 Championship finals in China.
Vietnamese midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải’s goal with his left foot in the match against South Korea on January 11 topped the list.
Hải was also named one of the six top goal scorers of the event. In addition to the goal against South Korea, he scored one more goal in the match with Australia which helped Việt Nam win 1-0 in the qualifying round of Group D.
Almoez Ali of Qatar and Lee Keun-ho of South Korea topped the list with three goals each.
The remaining top scorers are Ko Itakura of Japan, Oday Dabbagh of Palestine and Safawi Rasid of Malaysia.
Việt Nam tied goalless with Syria in the last Group D match on January 17, qualifying for the quarter-final for the first time in the history of Vietnamese football.
With four points after three games, Việt Nam ranked second after South Korea and became one of the eight strongest teams in the continental competition.
In the next phase, Việt Nam will face Group C leader Iraq on Saturday. — VNS