|Japan's U23 players celebrate after scoring a goal against Viet Nam in a friendly match on January 7 in Qatar. — Photo vnmedia.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's U23 team lost 0-2 to Japan in a friendly match in Doha, Qatar, on January 7.
Although the Japanese side did not use their best players, they did not have any difficulty in defeating the Vietnamese team in a closed-door game.
Both goals were scored in the first 20 minutes of the first half of the match.
Coach Toshyia Miura of Viet Nam changed many players in the second half, but in vain.
It was the sixth match of the Viet Nam team in preparation for their Asian U23 Football Championship in Qatar. They lost five matches and drew one.
The Asian championship will begin on January 14. Viet Nam will play Jordan in the first match. — VNS