Vietnam beat Ivory Coast 3-1 in U19 friendly tournament

Last update: 11:04 | 21/09/2018

Vietnam’s U19 team had to fight back to take a 3-1 win over the Ivory Coast in their second match of the four-nation international friendly tournament held in Qatar on September 19.


Head coach Hoang Anh Tuan rang the changes for his team after Vietnam lost their first match to Qatar 4-1. He also switched tactics, sending the team out in a more attacking 4-3-3 formation.

In the first minutes of the game, the African country dominated play. In the 4th minute, the Ivory Coast squad opened the scoring from the penalty spot after a mistake by a Vietnamese defender.

Although Vietnam’s U19s fell behind, they kept their heads and gradually took control of the game. However, the first half ended 1-0.

In the 48th minute, Vietnam’s captain Van Toan brought the score to parity, making it 1-1 with a well struck penalty.

Vietnam’s players grew in confidence over the remaining minutes of the game with Van Nam and Thien Duc scoring two more goals for Vietnam.

The match ended 3-1 to the Vietnam U19s squad.

On September 22, Vietnam will meet the strength of Uruguay’s U19s who took a 3-2 victory over the host, Qatar.


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