diaCRITICS News: Vietnam wins Silver at the 2018 AFC U-23 Championships

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For those few who have not been following Vietnam’s soccer team at the 2018 AFC U-23 Championships, the team came in a historic second last Saturday, January 27, 2017. Their phenomenal performances lifted Vietnam’s morale and enthused the country’s fans and non-fans alike in ASEAN countries and elsewhere.


Vietnam loses to Uzbekistan in AFC U-23 Championship.

Vietnam in 2018 AFC U23

“I feel sad, but we are proud of what we have achieved.” Also, the team can be proud that their team won the AFC U23 Championship 2018 Fair Play award.
Vietnam in U23 final

VN Express interviews Korean coach Park Hang-seo who is credited for the team’s success.
Coach Park Hang-seo

■ Vietnam’s qualifying into the final meant “Vietnam have erased any semblance of the inferiority complex that ASEAN teams have had.”
Vietnam's players at U23

Vietnam’s 4-3 win over Qatar in AFC U23 Championship semifinal marked a new chapter for Vietnam’s soccer.
Vietnam in semifinal win

■ The Vietnamese soccer team made “ASEAN football very proud.”
ASEAN supports Vietnam's team

YAY Vietnam!






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