Vietnam vs Indonesia LIVE Football Score 09/01/2023

Vietnam national football team head coach Park Hang-seo fired back at his Indonesian rival Shin Tae-yong after the latter said his team was improving. “Coach Tae-yong was right in saying that Indonesia has improved. But I think he should show it with real performance on the field instead of words,” Park told reporters Sunday ahead of the second leg of the semi-final clash between nemeses Vietnam and Indonesia Monday evening. “If we lose tomorrow, I will accept it,” said Park. “But if I win, Shin should not repeat the same statement. Show it with actual results.” Shin, the South Korean head coach of Indonesia’s national football team, had said earlier that Indonesia had been improving ever since he’d become their head coach, adding that Indonesia is now “at the same level with Vietnam.”

Vietnam and Indonesia drew 0-0 on the first leg of AFF Cup on Friday, when Indonesia was able to play confidently and created many opportunities but unable to score a goal with the support of 50,000 home fans. Both squads flew from Jakarta to Hanoi Friday to prepare for the second match, but Indonesia arrived four hours earlier than Vietnam because the team flies on a private jet while Vietnam took a regular flight that included changing plans in Ho Chi Minh City. “The match tomorrow is very important to me,” Park said. “It could be the last match in which I lead the Vietnam national team if we lose. If we win, we will have two more matches in the finals.” “I do not want to say goodbye to the team with a failure in the semifinal,” he said. “We will play the best we can.”

The 2022 AFF Cup will be the last tournament with Park as gaffer of the national squad. In his five-year career with the country, the 65-year-old leader gave Vietnam the AFF Cup Championship in 2018, while also helping them take second place at the Asian U23 tourney and fourth place at the Asiad. He also helmed Vietnamese teams that won the 30th SEA Games, reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Cup, and entered the third qualifying round of the Asian World Cup 2022. Shin has been leading Indonesia since 2020. He is more famous than the senior Park thanks to his coaching Korea to victory against defending champion Germany in the 2018 World Cup.

The Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) pays Shin $1.5 million per year. But so far, reaching the final of the AFF Cup 2020 and losing to Thailand is still the best result achieved by the 52-year-old coach in the Southeast Asian nation. In the 2022 AFF Cup Vietnam scored three times early in the group stage matches, thereby opening up easy victories. Referring to the organization of AFF Cup 2022, Park said that it would be better if VAR were used, as it would help reduce the number of referee mistakes.Vietnam and Indonesia will play at 7.30 p.m. Monday. The winner will meet either Thailand or Malaysia in the finals.

Indonesia have never won the competition, but reached the final last year when the tournament was played on a centralised basis in Singapore before losing to Thailand across two legs.Shin’s outfit threatened to open up the Vietnamese on several occasions in the first half with Yance Sayuri seeing his effort deflected towards goal by Do Duy Manh, forcing Vietnam keeper Dang Van Lam to push the ball away for a corner. Van Lam was on hand to deny Sayuri again, palming a header to safety after he stepped inside a defender to meet Pratama Arhan’s cross from the left. The teams will meet again in Hanoi on Monday and the winners will face either Thailand or Malaysia, who face each other in the first leg of their semi-final on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur. The final will be held on Jan. 13 and 16.

Vietnam will play Indonesia on Friday at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta for the first leg of the 2022 AFF Championship semi-finals. With 10 points from four games, the Garuda Team finished second in Group A, behind Thailand on goal difference. Shin Tae-yong’s team qualified for the tournament’s last four for the second time in a row by winning three games and drawing one including a 7-0 victory over Brunei. With 10 points from four games, Vietnam finished first in Group B. They have not given up a single goal yet and have kept a clean sheet in all of their games so far.In this AFF Championship, Indonesia has made yet another statement with strong performances, and nine different players scored in the group stages. Vietnam has been the most solid team in the competition on defense, not allowing a single goal so far, and their front line is on fire.

The Golden Star Warriors may use their defensive strength once more to frustrate the Garuda Team in the second leg, which will be played at home. It seems like the most likely outcome would be a goalless draw.In the 25 previous encounters between the teams, Indonesia has won eight and Vietnam has won seven, with the results being evenly split. In the 2016 AFF Championship, Indonesia defeated Vietnam 2-1. The Golden Star Warriors have never lost to them in four games since then.The most recent meeting between Vietnam and Indonesia, which took place in December 2021, ended in a 0-0 draw. In the Championship’s group stage, Indonesia and Vietnam combined to score 12 goals, more than Thailand (13).

Vietnam is in its fifth semi-final appearance in a row, while Indonesia is in its second. Vietnam is the only team that hasn’t given up a goal yet, and Indonesia gave up three in the first round. Vietnam has won eight of its last ten games, while Indonesia has won six of its last seven. Indonesia has only kept one clean sheet in their last six games, whereas Vietnam has kept five in a row.

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