Coach Park Hang-seo, AFF Cup final match with Thailand
“I will definitely win and repay the love of Vietnamese fans.”
Coach Park Hang-seo challenges the last championship as the Vietnamese command tower. Vietnam will play the first round of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup final, also known as the Southeast Asian World Cup, against Thailand at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam at 9:30 pm on the 13th. The second match will be held in Pathum Thani, Thailand on the 16th. If the sum of the first and second legs is a draw and the number of away goals is the same, the match will go into extra time and a penalty shoot-out.
Director Park and Vietnam’s companionship ends on the 31st. Coach Park is the best hero ever in Vietnamese football, both in name and reality. Coach Park, who took the baton in Vietnam in 2017, is evaluated to have greatly raised the level of Vietnamese football by taking charge of both adults and the national team by age. In the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, Vietnam achieved the best ever by advancing to the semifinals, and won the AFF Cup (then Suzuki Cup) in the same year, giving Vietnam its first championship in 10 years. A Vietnamese broadcasting company also selected Director Park as Vietnam’s Person of the Year that year. Since then, under the direction of coach Park, Vietnam has made significant achievements, such as winning the 2019 and 2021 Southeast Asian Games (SEA) and advancing to the final qualifying round for Vietnam’s first FIFA (International Football Federation) World Cup (Qatar). 바카라
Vietnam sends warm affection to Director Park, who is doing his last companion. In the second leg of the semi-final against Indonesia held at home on the 9th, Vietnamese fans cheered with pickets reading ‘I Love Park Hang Seo (I love coach Park Hang Seo)’. Vietnam is cruising in this tournament. With solid defensive organization, they did not allow a single goal during the 6 matches (4 wins, 2 draws) of this tournament. Coach Park said, “Vietnam is one step above other Southeast Asian teams. “There are many players who have matured,” he said. “I will play the game with the spirit of Vietnam to win.”
The final opponent, Thailand, is a formidable opponent. Thailand is the team with the most wins (six) in this tournament. In the last 4 AFF Cups, all but one have lifted the championship cup. Their opponent record is also far ahead of Vietnam with 16 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses. Since Park’s appointment, Vietnam has been tight with 1 win, 3 draws and 1 loss, but Vietnam has failed to score a goal against Thailand in the last four matches.