HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's U19 team let victory slip away in the last minutes in a friendly match against Kansai University student's team yesterday in Japan.
Playing with their best formation, the Vietnamese quickly scored three goals and expected to a win after a humiliating 1-7 loss to Hanna University last week.
Midfielder Luong Xuan Truong scored the opening goal in the first half and striker Van Long made a double in the second.
However, their poor physique saw them get exhausted, when the game went almost to the wire, and the hosts easily levelled the score .
After the match, coach Graechen Guillaume of Viet Nam said he was satisfied with the playing style of the team, who controlled the match and converted opportunities into goals.
However, he said his defenders made mistakes at the end of the game, giving chances to the hosts to score.
The next match of the Vietnamese team will be on Wednesday against Gamba Osaka's U18 squad. — VNS