Park Hang-seo is heading smoothly towards the 2nd consecutive victory of the AFF championship: the DONG-A ILBO


Vietnamese national football team manager Park Hang-seo and Indonesian national football team manager Shin Tae-yong aim to win the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship, known as name of “Southeast Asia World Cup”.

The Vietnamese national football team led by Park won the Group B opening round 2-0 against Laos, played at Bishan Stadium in Singapore on Monday. Vietnam won the 2018 championship under Park’s leadership for the second time in history and the first time since 2008. The AFF championship was originally scheduled for last year but delayed due to COVID-19 before starting on Sunday. .

Vietnam are ranked at the bottom of Group B with six losses for the 2022 World Cup Asian preliminary matches in Qatar. However, their skills improved with the experiences of the preliminary matches and outperformed Laos. “I am happy with the results,” Park said. “Some players were injured in the preliminary matches for the World Cup and were unable to play for the game.”

The biggest obstacle to Vietnam’s second consecutive AFF Championship victory is Indonesia led by Shin. Vietnam and Indonesia are both in Group B. For the Championship, 10 countries compete in two groups. The teams ranked first and second in each group compete in the semi-finals. Vietnam and Indonesia will have a game on December 15. Prior to the match, Indonesia will play Cambodia on Thursday and Laos on Sunday. Vietnam will play Malaysia on Sunday.

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