U20 Vietnam not heading for a draw with Iran: Coach

The Vietnamese U20 football team, with 6 points after having beat Qatar and Australia, is currently in a favourable position to win a berth in the quarter-finals of the 2023 U20 Asia Cup, as it needs only one more point to become the top team in Group B.
Illustrative photo (Photo: Courtesy of AFC)
Illustrative photo (Photo: Courtesy of AFC)

However, coach Hoang Anh Tuan and his young men have affirmed that they will not aim for a draw against U20 Iran, known as among the strongest in Asia, in their match at 5:00 p.m on March 7.

"The last two wins of U20 Vietnam will be meaningless if we lose to Iran," he said. “However, we will not enter the match with any idea about a draw.”

Meanwhile, Iranian team’s coach Abdolsamad Marfavi confidently told the media that he has found ways to beat U20 Vietnam after analysing its win against Australia, calling the squad a good team impressive in deploying their tactics in the match.

Vietnam is in Group B together with Iran, Australia, and Qatar at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup finals which is taking place in Uzbekistan.