Men's U22/U23/ Olympic National Team

U23 Vietnam drew U23 Tajikistan 0-0 in the second friendly match in Dushanbe

In order to create opportunities for maximum players to play according to the purpose of the training camp in Tajikistan, the coaching staff of the U23 Vietnam has arranged the starting lineup with 10 changes compared to the first friendly match. last March 20. The only player who was retained in the starting lineup of U23 Vietnam in the 1-0 win over U23 Tajikistan was Bui Vi Hao.

Having grasped each other’s strengths after the first friendly match, both teams entered the game with an open, attacking style of play. Despite the disadvantage of continuing to play on artificial turf, U23 Vietnam players showed the ability to keep pace better than opponent team. The opportunities that U23 Vietnam created were also sharper, but the strikers did not take advantage of them successfully. The most unfortunate situation was Minh Quang’s speedy escape in the 34th minute, surpassing the opposing team’s goalkeeper, but the ball went off the post.

In the second half, the coaching staff of the U23 Vietnam continued to adjust personnel to increase the number of minutes on the field for all players. Just like in the first half, both teams worked hard to unlock the opponent’s goal. However, the finishing still did not have the necessary precision to convert opportunities into goals. The match accordingly ended with a 0-0 draw.

Thus, the U23 Vietnam completed their training camp in Tajikistan with the results of 1 win and 1 draw in two friendly matches with host U23 Tajikistan. These are two matches that are meant to “heat up” the U23 Vietnam towards the 2024 U23 Asian Cup which will take place from April 15 to May 3 in Qatar, where the U23 Vietnam will face challenges come from Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Malaysia in Group D.

According to the schedule, the U23 Vietnam will fly home on the night of March 24. It is expected that the team will reunite in early April, with the strongest force planned for the competition at the continental U23 arena.

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