Bangkok: Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo wants to end his side’s group stage on a high even as they know their fate is out of their hands ahead of their final AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Group D fixture against DPR Korea on Thursday.
Vietnam travelled to Bangkok for their last group game in the knowledge that should UAE and Jordan play out a score draw, the outcome of their game against already-eliminated DPR Korea would be rendered irrelevant and the 2018 runners-up would exit at the first stage.
Buriram: UAE head coach Maciej Skorza is focused on recovery ahead of his side’s decisive AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Group D clash against Jordan on Thursday.
The Whites currently top the group with four points from a goalless draw against Vietnam and a 2-0 victory over DPR Korea, meaning a point against Jordan is all they need to advance to the quarter-finals.
It’s not over yet for Vietnam, says Tran Dinh Trong
Buriram: Tran Dinh Trong insists that Vietnam are still in contention to advance to the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 quarter-finals despite their 0-0 draw against Jordan in Group D on Monday.
Jordan dominated the tie and had several goal scoring opportunities with Yazan Al Nuaimat placing his header just wide 10 minutes before the break.
Vietnam, meanwhile, had their first real chance through substitute Ha Duc Chinh with the forward’s half-volley in the 83rd minute foiled by Jordan goalkeeper Abdullah Al Fakhori as the points were shared.
Buriram: There was plenty of action but no goals at Buriram Stadium as Jordan and Vietnam played out a 0-0 draw on Matchday Two of the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Group D on Monday.
Coach Ahmed Abu Ismail made one change to his Jordan XI that defeated DPR Korea in the opening match, starting Ihab Ali instead of Mohammed Bani Atieh. Meanwhile, Tran Thanh Son replaced Huynh Tan Sinh in coach Park Hang-seo’s Vietnam line-up.
Bangkok: With several sides heading into their final group stage fixtures harbouring hopes of reaching the competition’s quarter-finals, there undoubtedly remains plenty to play for at the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020.
After 2016 runners-up Korea Republic sealed their progress on Matchday Two, seven of the eight knockout spots are still to be confirmed.
Ahead of the action, join the-AFC.com as we take a detailed look at exactly who needs what in order to go through and move one step closer to Continental glory and a place at this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Buriram: Jordan head coach Ahmed Abu Ismail expressed his disappointment with his side’s goalless draw against Vietnam on Matchday Two of the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Group D on Monday.
Coming off the back of a 2-1 win against DPR Korea, Jordan were in complete control throughout the first hour of the Vietnam tie, but were unable to take their chances.
The introduction of Ha Duc Chinh in the second half offered Vietnam renewed energy in front, but Abu Ismail’s men weathered a late avalanche of attacks to hold on for a 0-0 draw and collect their fourth point of the campaign.