Vietnam make history by reaching third round of World Cup qualifiers

June 17, 2021 | 17:25
Though they fell to a 3-2 defeat away to the UAE and lost top spot in Group G, Vietnam advanced to the third round of World Cup qualification for the first time ever thanks to results elsewhere.
Vietnam make history by reaching third round of World Cup qualifiers
National Football team pose for group photos before the match. (Photo: Hoang Linh/VNA)
Vietnam make history by reaching third round of World Cup qualifiers
Vietnam makes history by reaching third round of World Cup 2022 qualifiers in Asia. (Photo: Hoang Linh/VNA)
Vietnam make history by reaching third round of World Cup qualifiers
Striker Tien Linh scores the first goal for Vietnam in the 84th minute. (Photo: Hoang Linh/VNA)
Vietnam make history by reaching third round of World Cup qualifiers
Striker Cong Phuong of Vietnam chases the ball during the match. (Photo: Hoang Linh/VNA)
Vietnam make history by reaching third round of World Cup qualifiers
Midfielder Minh Vuong scores his own goal during the extra minutes of the game, shortening the score to 2-3. (Photo: Hoang Linh/VNA)
Vietnam make history by reaching third round of World Cup qualifiers
Now, just 10 matches against Asia’s elite stand between Vietnam and the 2022 World Cup finals. In the photo: Vietnamese fans at Zabeel Stadium. (Photo: Hoang Linh/VNA)

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