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Group D: The door closed for Vietnam U23 ahead the last round?

Group D: The door closed for Vietnam U23 ahead the last round?

Vietnam U23 loses the right to decide their own fate in the last round for competing tickets to the quarterfinals of 2020 AFC U23 Championship.

Vietnam U23 has experienced the first 2 extremely difficult matches in Group D. In the opening match, Nguyen Quang Hai & his teammates played not as impressively as the UAE U23 but still brought 1 point. The same scenario applied to the second round, as Vietnam U23 drew Jordan U23 by the score of 0-0.

With the current situation of the group, both UAE U23 and Jordan U23 have 4 points while Vietnam U23 has 2 points. The DPR Korea U23 is definitely eliminated with 0 points.

Group D: The door closed for Vietnam U23 ahead the last round?

Vietnam U23 enters the quarterfinals of 2020 AFC U23 Championship in THESE case:

+ If Vietnam U23 does not win against DPR Korea U23, Vietnam U23 will be eliminated.

+ If Vietnam U23 wins DPR Korea U23, UAE U23 and Jordan U23 draw with a score over 1-1: Vietnam U23 will be eliminated.

+ If Vietnam U23 wins DPR Korea U23, UAE U23 and Jordan U23 have a winning or losing result: Vietnam U23 will enter the quarter-finals.

+ If Vietnam U23 wins DPR Korea U23 by the score of 1-0, UAE U23 and Jordan U23 have a 0-0 draw: Vietnam U23 will be eliminated. If Vietnam U23 wins from 2-1 or more, the remaining match group D draws 0-0, then Vietnam U23 will go on.

+ If Vietnam U23 wins DPR Korea U23, UAE U23 and Jordan have a draw score of 0-0: Vietnam U23 will go forward if having better goal differences of receiving fewer yellow cards than the opponents.

UAE U23 enters the quarterfinals of 2020 AFC U23 Championship in THESE case:

+ If UAE U23 wins Jordan U23, they will finish the group stage in the first position.

+ If UAE U23 draws Jordan U23 by whatever score (0-0, 1-1, 2-2...), they will pass the group stage regardless of the result of Vietnam U23's match.

+ If UAE U23 loses to Jordan U23, they will still pass the group stage in case Vietnam U23 cannot win DPR Korea U23.

+ If UAE U23 loses to Jordan U23, while Vietnam U23 wins DPR Korea U23 by a heavy score, UAE U23 will be eliminated.

Jordan U23 enters the quarterfinals of 2020 AFC U23 Championship in THESE case:

+ If Jordan U23 wins UAE U23, they will finish the group stage in the first position.

+ If Jordan U23 draws UAE U23 by the score 1-1, 2-2, 3-3..., they will pass the group stage regardless of the result of Vietnam U23's match.

+ If Jordan U23 loses to UAE U23, they will still pass the group stage in case Vietnam U23 cannot win DPR Korea U23.

+ If Jordan U23 loses to UAE U23, while Vietnam U23 wins DPR Korea U23 by a heavy score, Jordan U23 will be eliminated.

Explanation:

It is worth noting that in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, the head to head factor will be considered above the goal difference. That means that if Vietnam U23 won against DPR Korea U23, but UAE U23 and Jordan U23 drew together by the score of 1-1 or 2-2, it is likely that the current runner-up will be eliminated.

Specifically, if all 3 teams have 5 points, the tournament will calculate the head to head between 3 teams in the group stage. Meanwhile in that case, all 3 teams have 2 points with a 2 draw result, then the table will be ranked by the goal difference and in matches of 3 teams.

With 2 goalless draws, Vietnam U23 certainly has no goals in this group of 3 teams. Therefore, as long as the UAE U23 and Jordan U23 'shake hands' by drawing with a score of 1-1 or more, both West Asia teams will enter the quarter-finals together. Vietnam U23 will then be eliminated whatever their score against DPR Korea U23.

Group D fixtures (all time GMT+8)

January 16th, 2020, 21:15

Vietnam U23 vs DPR Korea U23, Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok

Jordan U23 v UAE U23, Buriram Stadium, Buriram