Vietnam, which was ‘the strongest in Southeast Asia’, was eliminated from the ‘Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ called the ‘Southeast Asian Olympics’. Then the Vietnamese press and fans also looked for director Park Hang-seo.
Vietnam, 먹튀검증 under the age of 22 (U-22), led by coach Philip Troussier, lost 2-3 in the men’s soccer semifinals of the 2023 Southeast Asian Games held at the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on the 13th (Korean time).
They conceded the opening goal 10 minutes into the game, but Vietnam finished the first half 1-1 with an equalizer in the 36th minute and gave up another goal in the 8th minute of the second half. However, in the 15th minute of the second half, opponent Pratama Arhan received a red card and Vietnam, who had a numerical advantage, balanced the score with an own goal in the 34th minute of the second half. However, in the 6th minute of extra time in the second half, he gave up the winning goal and knelt down.
As a result, defending champion Vietnam, which was aiming for a third consecutive victory in the tournament, fell to the bronze medal match. Vietnam is scheduled to face Myanmar on the 16th, which was defeated by Thailand 0-3. In this tournament, Indra Shafri, head of the Technical Committee, serves as temporary coach in place of coach Shin Tae-yong, who is preparing for A-match and Asian Games.
Vietnam has won the last two tournaments in a row. It was postponed for a year due to 2019 and Corona 19, and won the 2021 competition held last year one after another. Vietnam met Thailand in the final both times and won 1-0 to win the trophy. All of them were monumental towers built during Park Hang-seo’s days as coach.
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Vietnam, which passed the group stage in second place after Thailand, missed decisive opportunities every time despite playing a numerically superior game that day. In the end, it collapsed by allowing a decisive mid-range shot right before the end of the game.
Then, many Vietnamese media outlets, such as ‘Ken H14’, sought former coach Park Hang-seo. It was comparing director Park with director Trussier. Former coach Park parted ways with the Vietnam national team at the end of January. The 2022 Southeast Asia (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup was the last time Vietnam took over. His successor was director Trussier. Coach Troussier is a French coach who also took charge of the Japanese national team.
Former coach Park also visited the stadium to watch the last game of the group stage against Thailand, which was drawn 1-1 two days ago. At the time, many local media showed high interest in Park’s visit. Former coach Park visited the stadium that day as well. However, as much as he could distract from the game, he quietly watched the game wearing a mask.
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The media said, “As the U22 Vietnam national team lost 2-3 and their advance to the final was frustrated, criticism grew towards coach Troussier and the players.” .
“Coach Hang-seo Park was also in the stands to watch his former students play against Indonesia,” he said. I recognized the former coach and took a happy selfie with the coach who wrote the history of Vietnamese football.”