Kuwait City: Vietnam enjoyed a blistering start to their AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 Group D campaign by beating Korea Republic 5-1 on Wednesday, but head coach Diego Giustozzi - while happy - believes there is still room for improvement.
Vietnam conceded a goal 20 seconds into the match at the Saad Al Abdullah Hall, but their tenacity saw them equalise a minute later, before securing a two-goal advantage heading into the break.
A further two goals mean Vietnam now lead Group D, ahead of Saudi Arabia - who beat Japan 2-1 - on goal difference.
Chinese Taipei’s Amarante disappointed, Lebanon's Almeida happy with draw
Kuwait City: Chinese Taipei head coach Jose Adil Amarante was left disappointed following their 1-1 draw against Lebanon in Group C of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 on Wednesday.
The draw meant both Chinese Taipei and Lebanon trail leaders Islamic Republic of Iran, who defeated Indonesia 5-0, after Matchday One and Amarante couldn't help but feel his team had let slip a great chance to kick off their campaign with a win.
Qatar 2022 Watch: Six things we learned from the international break
Dubai: With the final international break ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 coming to a conclusion, the six Asian teams preparing to represent the AFC have been busy shoring up their options and putting the final touches for what is set to be a historic campaign for the continent.
It was the usual mix of impressive debuts, unexpected exclusions and surprise results that make international football a joy to watch, but for fans of the six nations, the friendlies of the past week will be fuel for endless discussions until kick-off at Al Bayt Stadium on November 20.
With that in mind, here are the-AFC.com's six key talking points from this window.