|Vietnamese footballer Nguyen Quang Hai at SEA Games 30 in the Philippines
The website of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) describes his magnificent freekick in the final of the 2018 tournament against Uzbekistan as the "Rainbow in the Snow".
Despite losing the final, Quang Hai’s strike served to announce himself to football fans across the region, in addition to helping Vietnam’s U23 side reach new heights.
The list of the competition’s top goals comes with the AFC U23 Championship 2020 set to open in Thailand on January 8, 2020, with the AFC hoping a remainder of the iconic moments in the tournament’s history will serve to build excitement among fans.
Quang Hai and his teammates are currently taking part in a training course in the Republic of Korea in preparation for the upcoming AFC U23 Championship 2020 finals which will take place between January 8 and January 26 in Thailand.
Vietnam’s U23s have been place in Group D alongside Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Vietnam will play fixtures against the UAE, Jordan, and the DPRK on January 10, 13, and 16, respectively.
The tournament’s leading four teams will earn the right to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.