Vietnam draws with Lebanon at Asian Futsal Champs

(VOV) - The Vietnamese men’s Futsal team was held to a goalless draw with Lebanon in a match on June 30 at the fourth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG).

In the first eight minutes, the national team faced two consecutive 9m penalties, but goal keeper Dinh Thuan successfully saved the day for Vietnam.

Despite Lebanon’s increasing pressure in the first and second half, Vietnam continued to hold out until the final whistle.

After the match, Vietnam and Lebanon had the same 4 points in group C.

Vietnam will have to wait until July 1 to see if they can make it to the quarter-finals or not, depending on the results of the qualifying round.

According to the rule, the leading teams of seven groups will join the quarter-finals.

***In the women’s futsal event, Vietnam trounced Malaysia 6-1 on June 30.

Captain Ngoc Hoa opened the scoring in the first half.

Malaysia’s equalizer was made by Yasin Norhawa in the 25th minute of the second half.

Then, Vietnam completely dominated the match, with Nguyen Thi Thanh and Pham Thi Hue hammering home another five goals.    

With only 6 points after four matches, Vietnam was placed third in group B.