China also expressed admiration for the leadership of Korean directors. The main characters are coach Park Hang-seo (Vietnam), Shin Tae-yong (Indonesia), and Kim Pan-gon (Malaysia), who reached the semifinals of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup.
China’s Sina Sports said on the 6th (Korean time), “Three of the coaches who reached the semifinals of the Mitsubishi Cup are from Korea,” and positively evaluated it as “a part that proves the influence of Korean football in Southeast Asia.”
The semi-final draw for the Mitsubishi Cup, also known as the Southeast Asian World Cup, has been completed. Vietnam by Park Hang-seo, Indonesia by Shin Tae-yong, and Malaysia by Kim Pan-gon advanced to the semifinals. It is the first time in the history of the tournament that three national teams led by a Korean leader have advanced to the semifinals.
Among the four teams in the semifinals, Thailand is not the only coach from Korea. Brazilian coach Alexandre Polking is in charge of the Thailand national soccer team. In the quarterfinals, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia faced Thailand.
First, Vietnam advanced to the semifinals by finishing first in Group B. Coach Park Hang-seo’s magic worked well in this tournament as well. In this biennial competition, coach Park Hang-seo led the championship in 2018. Head coach Park Hang-seo will step down as head coach of the Vietnam national football team as his contract ends at the end of this tournament. 안전놀이터
Coach Shin Tae-yong, who took the lead in Indonesia in 2019, took second place in Group A with strong pressure and quick attack tactics. Indonesia has yet to win this tournament. I will challenge for the first championship with coach Shin Tae-yong. Malaysia, which is characterized by possession soccer, also advanced to the semifinals by finishing second in Group B under the leadership of coach Kim Pan-gon.
On this day, the first leg of the semi-final between Vietnam and Indonesia was held. After a thrilling match, the match ended in a 0-0 draw. The battle of resourcefulness between coaches Park Hang-seo and Shin Tae-yong also failed to decide the outcome. Vietnam and Indonesia will play the second leg of the semi-final at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on the 9th.
Manager Kim Pan-gon’s Malaysia will face Thailand at home on the 7th. Malaysia will challenge for the second championship in 12 years since the first championship in 2010. Thailand is a traditional powerhouse with a record of six victories in the tournament.