14:58 | 18/10/2016 Society
Việt Nam is on the edge of the Asian Football Confederation U19 Championship’s knock-out round, after their 1-1 draw against the United Arab Emirates yesterday in Manama, Bahrain.
Vietnamese midfielder Dương Văn Hào (right) vies for a ball against midfielder Jassim Yaqoob of the UAE - Photo vtc.vn
The 10-man team successfully tied the former champions in a match at Khalifa Sports City Stadium, and temporarily remains on top of Group B’s ranking, with four points.
Việt Nam has never progressed beyond the group stage, while the UAE were champions in 2008. The UAE was stopped in the quarter-final round in the previous year’s tournament.
It was midfielder Hồ Minh Dĩ who broke the balance of the game at the 21st minute.
The match continued smoothly for the Vietnamese side until the 57th minute, when captain Nguyễn Trọng Đại received the second yellow card and was sent off after a foul play in the box.
Husain Abdulla easily converted a penalty kick a goal for his side.
The UAE increased their attacks to make use of their advantage in the remaining 33 minutes, however, the Vietnamese defenders gave them no chance for more goals.
In the last group round match, Việt Nam will play Iraq on Thursday while the UAE will play against North Korea./.