- End of Southeast Asian U-19 championship: U-19 Viet Nam ranks the second11:32 | 23/09/2013
After Drawing in 120 minutes, U-19 Viet Nam accepted 6-7 defeat against U-19 Indonesia and claimed the silver medals.
Being strong against pressure from tens of thousands Indonesian audiences on stands, the white created many sharp attacks toward U-19 Indonesia. Unfortunately, Coach Grachen’s men could not realise those opportunities into real goals. However, with nice short pass Viet Nam received applauses from stands.
In 28th minute, Cong Phuong cut the ball to Thanh Tung, however his shoot found the goal keeper Mundiato’s position. 10 minutes later, Cong Phuong consecutively scored twice but there was no goal for Viet Nam. Entering the second half, U 19 Viet Nam’s soft playing style suffered many aggressive fights for ball. As statistics, there are 5 players of U-19 Viet Nam had to leave the pitch in the second half.
U-19 Indonesian aggressive playing style adding with problems of physics caused Viet Nam players continuously in the situation of playing with less player than opponent which because of collisions. The point is that, the Thai referee didn’t whistle U-19 Indonesia.
Drawing after 90 official minutes and 30 minutes of extra time, at the penalty shoot out, U-19 Indonesia defeated Viet Nam 7-6 to claim the champion title. Though Viet Nam leaded opponents 2-1, Viet Nam’s psychology was so weak. Nevertheless, what the young players had showed off this year, Viet Nam football fans can hope for a bright future of Viet Nam football. In the remained game for 3rd ranking, Timor Leste won 4-2 over Laos. Beside the silver medals, Viet Nam received fair-play award.
The Final result of U19 AFF 2013
The second: Viet Nam
The Third: Timor Leste
Portrait of famous people
- Le Huynh Duc is former captain of Vietnamese national Football team. He is currently coaching SHB Ðà Nẵng.
- Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire at the end of the season.
- Striker Le Cong Vinh is playing for SLNA
- Lionel Messi became the best scorer in a year with 91 goals in 2012.