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Việt Nam maintain lead in U15 competition

Update: June, 17/2017 - 09:00
Vietnamese players celebrate their goal in the 1-1 draw against Indonesia. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam drew 1-1 with Indonesia in the second round match of the four-side International U15 Football Tournament yesterday in Đà Nẵng.

The visiting side opened the score in the 23rd minute through captain Rendy Juliansyah from a close shot.

Vietnamese Nguyễn Quốc Hoàng levelled the result 30 minutes later. It was his fourth goal in the tournament and it made him the current top scorer.

Việt Nam are on top of the ranking with four points. Indonesia are second with the same points but a worse goal difference.

In the later match yesterday, Myanmar tied Chinese Taipei 2-2.

Việt Nam will meet Myanmar in the last round match while Indonesia play Chinese Taipei tomorrow.

“Indonesia have shown they are a strong team with good physique and technique. They created a lot of difficulties for Việt Nam in this match. My defenders did not focus and they failed to stop the Indonesian midfielders from providing balls to the front line. My forwards performed poorly, missing their threatening chances,” coach Vũ Hồng Việt of Việt Nam said.

 “The 1-1 result reflects exactly what happened today. We will work harder in the last match for the top position,” he said.

Meanwhile coach Fakhri Husaini said it was a good game for Indonesia although some opportunities were not converted into goals.

He also hoped for a positive result against Chinese Taipei on Sunday.


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