Sunday , February 25 2024

Vietnam start Asian Cup journey losing 2-4 to tournament’s favorite Japan

Vietnam had an impressive performance in their 2-4 defeat against Asia’s strongest team Japan in the first round of Asian Cup group stage Sunday.





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  • 90’+5

    Time’s up

    The final score is 4-2 for Japan. Despite losing, Vietnam had an impressive performance against the strongest team in Asia in the first round of Asian Cup group stage.



  • 90′

    Five minutes are added to the second half.



  • 85′

    4-2 for Japan

    A fine team play found substitution Ueda inside the box and his shot deflected off Tuan Tai before going in.



  • 84′

    Japan used the last substitution. Their biggest star Takefusa Kubo came on for Minamino, who scored a brace.



  • 77′

    Pham Xuan Manh got a cramp and was out for Truong Tien Anh.



  • 76′

    Japan put Seiya Makuma and Kaishu Sano on for Morita and Yukinari Sugawara.



  • 74′

    Ayase took a shot that was blocked by Filip. The Japanese striker was then found to be offside.

    Nhật Bản 3-2 Việt Nam (H2): Nguyễn Filip cứu thua

    Filip Nguyen makes a crucial save.



  • 69′

    Minamino looked for a hat trick with a shot from distance, but Filip caught the ball with no trouble.


  • 64′

    Vietnam used two more substitutions, with Nguyen Dinh Bac and Vo Minh Trong out for Khuat Van Khang and Nguyen Van Truong.

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    Coach Philippe Troussier talks to Khuat Van Khang (L) and Nguyen Van Truong before making substitutions. Photo by Lam Thoa



  • 63′

    Immediately after Ritsu Doan came on, Japan attackers created a chance. Ito dribbled on the left flank and put Hidemasa Morita in a position to finish, but Phan Tuan Tai blocked the shot with his head.

Vietnam will face a mega challenge at the Al Thumama Stadium against Japan, the number one team in Asia.

Japan are having an incredible form, with 10 straight wins, 45 goals scored and only five conceded.

In this Asian Cup, they brought a star-studded squad with players like Takefusa Kubo, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Wataru Endo, with the goal of winning the title.

Meanwhile, Vietnam are in a transition period with their new coach Philippe Troussier, who led Japan to the 2000 Asian Cup title. Vietnam miss many key players in this tournament due to injuries, like goalkeeper Dang Van Lam, defenders Doan Van Hau and striker Nguyen Tien Linh.

Vietnam will face a mega challenge at the Al Thumama Stadium against Japan, the number one team in Asia.

Japan are having an incredible form, with 10 straight wins, 45 goals scored and only five conceded.

In this Asian Cup, they brought a star-studded squad with players like Takefusa Kubo, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Wataru Endo, with the goal of winning the title.

Meanwhile, Vietnam are in a transition period with their new coach Philippe Troussier, who led Japan to the 2000 Asian Cup title. Vietnam miss many key players in this tournament due to injuries, like goalkeeper Dang Van Lam, defenders Doan Van Hau and striker Nguyen Tien Linh.

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