Viet Nam U22 easily beat China in friendly match

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
September 09, 2019, 10:57 [GMT+7]

Striker Nguyen Tien Linh scored twice to help the U22 national team beat China 2-0 in the friendly match yesterday.

Striker Nguyễn Tiến Linh. Photo baovanhoa.vn
Striker Nguyen Tien Linh. Photo baovanhoa.vn

Linh was also named in the national senior team to face Thailand in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at the Thammasat Stadium, in which Viet Nam tied goalless with Thailand.

Linh scored in the 18th minute to give Viet Nam 1-0 lead at the Huangshi Olympic Sports Centre in Wuhan, China

The hosts bounced back strongly but struggled to create any clear chances on their home ground.

After the break, Viet Nam continued to dominate the game. Hong Phuoc missed two chances to double the score but just before the hour mark, Linh made it 2-0.

Both Viet Nam and China are preparing for the AFC U23 Championship to be held in Thailand in January next year. Viet Nam are also getting ready for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games to be held in Philippines later this year.

Guus Hiddink, the current coach of the Chinese team, worked with Vietnamese head coach Park Hang-seo for South Korea at the 2002 World Cup.

(Source: VNS)