2 proud men enter the 31st SEA Games men’s football final: Vietnam – Thailand are the pinnacle of Southeast Asia
The SEA Games 31 men’s football semi-final series witnessed breathtaking matches. There, the two teams that entered the final were really the boggarts of the region: U23 Vietnam and U23 Thailand.
Video Tien Linh tearing Malaysia U23 net (Source: VTV)
The first semi-final match on Thien Truong Stadium was the match between U23 Thailand and U23 Indonesia. There, U23 Thailand, with an army of many European stars, was really stuck at the small, smooth playing of Indonesia U23. Indeed, under coach Shin Tae Yong, Indonesian football completely changed.
U23 Thailand (blue shirt) beat Indonesia U23
It is the team of thousands of islands who have more dangerous opportunities in the two main periods. At the beginning of the match, midfielder Marc Anthony Klok had a dangerous free kick. And in the 45+1 minute, this midfielder still took a corner kick to hit the goal bar of goalkeeper Kawin.
But a flash of Weerathep Pomhun in the 94th minute, the time of first extra time, sent Thailand U23 into the final. After the match, coach “Mano” Polking highly appreciated the level of Southeast Asian teams in this tournament: “The teams participating in the tournament are all very good, with many quality players. The teams have all made progress”.
Meanwhile, in semi-final 2, U23 Vietnam also reproduced the same scenario before U23 Malaysia. Nguyen Tien Linh’s only goal in the 111th minute helped “Golden Stars” beat “Malay Tiger” 1-0. Thanks to that, U23 Vietnam won the remaining ticket to play in the final.
U23 Vietnam (red shirt) excellently defeated Malaysia U23
However, the way Coach Park Hang Seo’s students entered the final was much more impressive than Thailand’s U23. Because, even though Malaysia U23 chose to play “death to death”, they still could not stand to bring the match into the penalty shootout as originally planned.
At 19:00 on May 22, U23 Vietnam will face Thailand U23 in the men’s soccer final. SEA Games 31. With the predestined relationship of the two leading teams in Southeast Asia, this is indeed a dream match. And if possible, this is also an opportunity for Mr. Park to repay the debt he borrowed before Coach Polking at the last AFF Cup.
According to Tien Long (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)
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