Vietnam held to goalless draw with Palestine in friendly match

Vietnam’s U20 team was held to a goalless draw in a friendly match against Palestine on September 3 at Viet Tri Stadium in the northern province of Phu Tho.

Vietnam joined the match with a strong squad and had a lot of chances to score, while their Palestinian opponents demonstrated a tight defence and quick counterattack.

The match was a warm-up for the Vietnamese team before they move to Indonesia for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 qualifiers in less than two weeks ahead.

Vietnam will play in Group F alongside Hong Kong (China), Timor Leste and hosts Indonesia. Palestine will be in Group C with Japan, Yemen, Laos and Guam.

Most of the U20 Vietnamese players are from the U19 team that triumphed at the 2022 International Thanh Nien (Youth) Newspaper Cup after a series of victories against Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia.