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Drawing Vietnam, Indonesia must fight against Australia to get the ticket to semi-final

Drawing Vietnam, Indonesia must fight against Australia to get the ticket to semi-final

The Vietnamese hosts were held 0-0 by Indonesia in the second matchday of Group B in the 2019 AFF Futsal Championship on October 22nd.

Final score: Vietnam Futsal vs Indonesia Futsal (FT: 0-0)

Encountering an opponent Indonesia that is considered to be stronger than Australia Futsal, the team of coach Rodrigo still joins confidently when completely dominating the game.

Vietnamese players deployed the ball in the middle of the field combined with the ability to move to cause confusion with the Indonesian defense. However, the visitors were very focused, so Rodrigo's players did not have many opportunities to finish smoothly.

Therefore, the Spaniard had to switch to playing with a pivot like Vu Duc Tung. This helped the lower-position players of the Vietnamese team to have more chances to finish, but the shots of Manh Dung, Thai Huy or Van Vu either did not win against the hands of goalkeeper Iksan Rahadian, or was denied by the post.

The first half closed with a 0-0 draw result for both sides. Entering the next 20 minutes, the Vietnamese players pushed the speed. They kept shooting and pressing, but the opportunities kept turning away.

The more the game drifted towards the end, the anxiety of the fans increased. Being unfortunate to score the only goal, the army of coach Rodrigo could not win 3 points. With this draw, Vietnam Futsal temporarily won the first place with 4 points, while Indonesia must face Australia in the 3rd matchday to decide to semi-final's ticket.

Vietnam Futsal vs Indonesia Futsal match information

Time: 17:30 (GMT+8) on October 22nd

Venue: Phu Tho Indoor Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City

Competition: 2019 AFF Futsal Championship

Futsal Vietnam has won Australia for the first time when it defeated 2-0 in the AFF Futsal HDBank championship 2019.

Group B, where has the presence of Vietnam futsal team, has many very strong teams like Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. In the previous AFF Futsal Championship, Vietnam futsal team has won the runner-up position twice and 3 times won the third place. Last year in Indonesia, Vietnam ranked 4th.

In this tournament, Vietnam futsal team won 2-0 against strong opponent Australia in the opening match thanks to the goals of Minh Tri and Manh Dung. This victory helped Vietnam futsal team climb to the top of Group B. Whereas, Indonesia futsal team won 3-2 against Malaysia and finished second.

In the past, Indonesia futsal team was once crowned in the AFF Futsal Championship and won the runner-up twice. This will be a tough opponent for Vietnam futsal and is also considered a champion candidate for this tournament. However, when playing at home, coach Miguel Rodrigo & his players can completely think about winning against Indonesia.

The AFF Futsal Championship 2019 is also the 2020 AFC Futsal Qualifier. Because AFC restructured the number of tickets to the finals for Southeast Asia accordingly, there are only 3 seats for Southeast Asia to attend the 2020 AFC Futsal instead of 4 slots as before. This makes the competition in the top 3 will be very fierce.