VOV.VN - The Vietnam U23 national team are due to take on Uzbekistan in their final match of the ongoing international friendly tournament the U23 Dubai Cup 2022 in the United Arab Emirates.
Vietnam earned only one point in their two previous matches, after holding Iraq to a 0-0 draw and losing 1-0 to Croatia.
The team are placed eighth in the rankings, and should have played Iraq who are placed just above them in the third, final match, according to the tournament’s regulations.
However, both teams already played in their first match, and the organising board decided to select the Uzbekistan side as Vietnam’s opponents in their final clash slated for March 29 at 7pm (Vietnam time).
The two sides do have a history of competing against each other, with Vietnam enduring heartbreak from a 2-1 loss to Uzbekistan in the U23 Asian Cup final in 2018.
March 29 will also see other fixtures take place, including the Thailand vs Iraq match.
The Dubai Cup 2022 has attracted the participation of 10 football teams from throughout Asia and Europe, including Uzbekistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and hosts the United Arab Emirates.
The friendly tournament is a big test for Vietnam ahead of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in May and the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup in June.