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U21 beat U19 4-1 in international tournament

Update: December, 19/2017 - 09:00
Phan Văn Đức of Việt Nam’s U21 team vies for a ball against Nguyễn Hồng Sơn of the U19s during the Thanh Niên Newspaper International Football Tournament yesterday in Cần Thơ. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam defeated their junior U19s 4-1 in their match of the Thanh Niên newspaper’s International U21 Football Tournament yesterday in Cần Thơ Province.

Substitute striker Thanh Bình scored a double in the second half after his teammates Ngọc Sơn and Triệu Việt Hưng netted one each in the first 45 minutes.

The only goal for the U-19s went to Việt Cường who was on the field after the interval.

The win pushed Việt Nam to second place in the ranking with seven points and ensured them a berth in the final ignoring their last round robin format match against Yokohama FC tomorrow.

Yokohama continued their winning streak beating Myanmar 5-0 in an earlier match yesterday.

In previous games, they beat Việt Nam’s U19s 3-1 and Thailand 2-0.

The Japanese side forced Myanmar squad to follow their pace and easily beat them with goals by Hashimoto Kento, Kamiyama Kyousuke, a double from Matsuoka Rimu in the second half and Maejima Yota 10 minutes before the end.

Yokohama, topping the table with nine points, earned a berth in the final with one game in hand. — VNS

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