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Men’s football at Asiad 18: Winning Syria, the Vietnam Olympic team met Korea in the semi-finals

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The 108th-minute goal of Van Toan helped the Vietnamese Olympic team defeated the Syrian Olympic team to gain the right to enter the semi-finals. With five wins, no goals were conceded; the Vietnamese Olympic team are making the huge impression in ASIAD 18.  Van Toan helped the Vietnamese Olympic team to reach the semi-finals. In..

The 108th-minute goal of Van Toan helped the Vietnamese Olympic team defeated the Syrian Olympic team to gain the right to enter the semi-finals. With five wins, no goals were conceded; the Vietnamese Olympic team are making the huge impression in ASIAD 18.

 Van Toan helped the Vietnamese Olympic team to reach the semi-finals.

In the quarter-final against the Syrian Olympic team, the Vietnamese Olympic team continued to show their bravery for 120 minutes. With tireless efforts, at 108th minute of second overtime, from the pass line of Bui Tien Dung, Anh Duc kicked the ball to horizontal barrier of Syria, the ball came out and immediately Van Toan appeared to score at the Syrian Olympic team’s goal.

At the last minutes of the match, the Syrian Olympic with nothing to lose attacked massively. But with the certainty and concentration of the Vietnamese Olympic team’s defender, the 1-0 victory was preserved until the main referee whistled to end the march. With this victory, the Vietnamese Olympic team made the history when it first reaches the semifinals of men’s football at ASIAD 18. In the semi-finals, the Vietnamese Olympic team’s rival was Korean team, who beat Uzbekistan at the score of 4-3. The semi-finals will take place at 4:00 PM on August 29.

After the historic victory before the Syrian Olympic Team, again, the “rain” of bonus came to coach Park Hang-Seo and his trainees, including from Vietnam Football Federation (VND600 million), the National Olympic Committee (VND 500 million), the Voice of Vietnam (VND500 million), an electronics company who pledged to give USD 25,000.

Thus, the total amount received by the Vietnamese Olympic team as at 0:00 AM on July 28 exceeded 2 billion. In the days to come, surely coach Park Hang-Seo and his trainees will receive more interest from other units. Previously, the Vietnamese Olympic team received more than 1 billion bonus after defeating Bahrain and reaching the quarterfinals.

Ngoc Duc

 

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