U23 Vietnam drew U23 Philippines for fear of meeting Thailand U23 in the semi-finals?
On the evening of May 8, U23 Vietnam entered the second match of Group A SEA Games 31 against U23 Philippines at Viet Tri Stadium. Despite being rated higher, on a rainy day, Vietnam U23 was unable to penetrate the opponent’s well-organized defense.
In the end, U23 Vietnam was held 0-0 by U23 Philippines. This result made U23 Vietnam continue to stomp in second place on the table of Group A, equal to U23 Philippines but ranked behind because of the poor difference (+3 compared to +4).
In fact, the opportunity for Coach Park Hang-seo’s army to reach the semi-finals is still very open, when in the last 2 matches, U23 Vietnam only had to meet U23 Myanmar and U23 East Timor. However, witnessing U23 Vietnam drop the score, Thai fans are still extremely gloating.
On Southeast Asian football forums, fans of the Golden Temple said that U23 Vietnam drew with Philippines U23 because they were afraid of facing Thailand U23 in the semi-finals. “Vietnam U23 is afraid to meet Thailand in the semi-finals”, “Vietnamese fans always think that: Thailand wins by buying referees. If Elephants win and lose, it’s because they can’t buy black kings”, the account has a name. Greetha Plan scoffed.
Before that, U23 Thailand had to receive an unfortunate defeat against U23 Malaysia with a score of 1-2 at Thien Truong Stadium. Coach Mano Polking’s army was empty-handed on the opening day due to lack of players for most of the match.
If U23 Vietnam defeats U23 Philippines, it will almost certainly close the group stage with the first place in Group A, and U23 Thailand is in danger of being second in Group B. That’s why Thai fans think that U23 Vietnam tries to try. peace to avoid clashing with War Elephants.
Of course, this is an unfounded and somewhat smug argument made by fans from Thailand. U23 Vietnam inherently wanted to win but could not, and there was no fear of U23 Thailand. Remember, in the Southeast Asian U23 tournament a few months ago, U23 Vietnam overcame Thailand U23 in the final and won the championship.
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