Vietnam

Vietnam

4th Group E | 0-3-0
  • Goals For
    31st
    0 GF
  • Assists
    26th
    0 A
  • Shots
    31st
    10 Shots
  • Saves
    1st
    0 SAV
  • the Guardian

    Vietnam missing the glory days of Park Hang-seo as Indonesia step up

    Way up in the north, Hanoi sometimes seems more similar to a Chinese city than Ho Chi Minh City over 1,000 kilometres away in the south of the long thin nation. In the formerly named Saigon with its tropical south-east Asian air, residents shake their heads at the perceived coolness of the capital's winters and people. Anyone who has witnessed the impromptu street parties in either city that celebrated the national team's successes on the international stage over the past few years would agree. The national team was, not long ago, the best in south-east Asia – a football hotbed home to 650 million people – but is highly unlikely to come even close to a first World Cup in 2026, even with Asia's increased automatic allocation of eight.