Park Hang-seo’s Vietnam face off against defending champions Thailand

The Vietnam national soccer team, led by coach Park Hang-seo, competes with Thailand, a powerhouse in Southeast Asia, to win the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup).

On the 10th, Thailand defeated Malaysia, led by coach Kim Pan-gon, 3-0 in the home game of the Mitsubishi Cup semi-final second leg held at Tammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani, Thailand. Thailand, who lost 0-1 in the first leg of the away game, tied the score at 1 win and 1 loss in the first and second leg, but advanced to the final with a 3-1 lead on the aggregate score. Vietnam advanced to the final by defeating Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia in another semifinal match held a day earlier. As a result, the highly anticipated final match between Korean coaches was canceled. 슬롯사이트

Vietnam and Thailand will play the first leg of the final at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam at 9:30 pm on the 13th, and the second leg at home in Thailand on the 16th. Thailand, the most successful team in history (six times) and the defending champion, is aiming for its seventh trophy. Vietnam is challenging for the third championship in its career. The Mitsubishi Cup, held every two years, is the most prestigious tournament in the region, called the ‘Southeast Asia World Cup’. It was called the Suzuki Cup until the last tournament, but the sponsor changed from this year. 10 teams participated in this competition.

Director Park Hang-seo dreams of a happy ending by defeating Thailand. This competition is the stage of the ‘Last Dance’ after coach Park leads Vietnam. Director Park, whose contract expires on the 31st, decided not to extend the contract with Vietnam. During the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, coach Park, who helped Guus Hiddink as the head coach of the Korean national team and contributed to the legend of the semifinals, took the baton of Vietnam from 2017 and led Vietnam to the top of the Mitsubishi Cup (then Suzuki Cup) in 2018 for the first time in 10 years. In 2019, he won another championship at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA), causing a ‘Park Hang-seo craze’. Coach Park said, “Vietnamese players are one step above other Southeast Asian teams.”

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