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Following Bali United's victory, can Indonesia beat Vietnam team?

Following Bali United's victory, can Indonesia beat Vietnam team?

Bali United is the largest contributor to the Indonesia national football team when they have 8 players called up.

As the current champion of the Indonesian Liga 1, Bali United showed their great strength by beating the Vietnamese side Than Quang Ninh in the first match of the 2020 AFC Cup.

Despite conceding in the first half, Bali United managed to win by scoring four goals in the second half, proving they are one of the strongest clubs in Southeast Asia at the moment.

Even though the Indonesian side had the advantage at that match when Than Quang Ninh's striker Diego Fagan was sent off at the 4th minute, they dominated the game by great passes and the outstanding performance of strikers.

However, things may be different if their opponent is Hanoi FC, the team that advanced to the inter-zone final match last year.

It is of great importance to know that Than Quang Ninh does not have any players who represent the Vietnam national football team.

Even the 2019 V-League runners up Ho Chi Minh City FC, which competes in the 2020 AFC Cup, has just two players called up to the Vietnam team. They are defender Nguyen Huu Tuan and striker Nguyen Cong Phuong.

In other words, Indonesian players at Bali United can play impressively at the club level, however, it is not enough for them to beat Vietnam as the Indonesian team members. Coach Shin Tae Yong still has many things to do to revive the Garuda Team.