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Forward of their matchday three Group G World Cup Asian qualification encounter towards Malaysia on Thursday, Vietnam boss Park Dangle-seo has projected a extra lifelike outlook on the match.
The final time the 2 sides met was within the 2018 AFF Championship closing final December, the place Vietnam edged Malaysia 3-2 on combination. They’d additionally met within the group stage, in Hanoi as effectively, with the Golden Dragons profitable the encounter 2-0.
Talking within the pre-match press convention, the South Korean spoke of the necessity to depend on his two Europe-based stars; Doan Van Hau and Nguyen Cong Phuong regardless of them not having obtained common taking part in time with their golf equipment and arriving to the centralised camp later than their locally-based teammates.
“Cong Phuong arrived on the seventh, Van Hau yesterday (Tuesday), later than the others. Cong Phuong performs in Belgium, and though he hasn’t obtained a lot taking part in time, he’s nonetheless in situation. These two will likely be prepared for tomorrow’s match.”
Curiously, Park shouldn’t be completely assured of his expenses’ probabilities of profitable, regardless of their beneficial latest head-to-head file and their residence crew standing.
“For the reason that AFF Championship, Malaysia have extra foreign-born gamers with a taking part in type that’s extra protected. Their midfield is stronger and sooner. We’ve to be cautious of their inside passes, and the wingers who’ve good pace and agility. Their scoring could be very excessive, so we have now to be cautious of that.
“I don’t put loads of weight on earlier achievements, so we have now to focus and look ahead. So I can not say with 100 per cent confidence that we’ll beat Malaysia, however we are going to attempt for positive,” mentioned the 60-year outdated coach.
The match will likely be performed at My Dinh Nationwide Stadium, with Malaysia now in third place with three factors after two matches, and Vietnam in fourth with one level after one match.
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