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LIVE/World Cup qualifiers: Vietnam 1-3 Saudi Arabia

Created 03 September 2021
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Saudi Arabia were awarded the second penalty in their World Cup qualification game against Vietnam to raise and scored their third goal.
2-1 cho Saudi Arabia

  • 68'
    Saudi Arabia score the second goal

    A cross from the right flank finds Yasir Al-Shahrani's head and he scores for Saudi Arabia.

    2-1 cho Saudi Arabia
  • 61'

    Keeper Truong makes another save for Vietnam.

  • 56'

    Vietnam strengthen the defense by subbing Tran Dinh Trong in for Nguyen Tuan Anh.

  • 55'

    Vietnam are down to 10 men after Duy Manh's second yellow card.

  • 54'
    Saudi Arabia equalize

    Salem Al-Dawsari scores for Saudi Arabia from the penalty spot.

    1-1 cho Saudi Arabia
  • 53'

    After checking VAR, the referee decides that Do Duy Manh has committed a handball and gives him the second yellow card.

    Saudi Arabia are awarded a penalty.

    Trọng tài thổi phạt đền và phạt thẻ đỏ Duy Mạnh
  • 48'

    Salman Al-Faraj dribbles past Van Thanh and takes a shot. Thanh blocks the shot in time.

    Văn Thanh cứu thua
  • 46'
    The second half begins

    Vietnam start the second half with an attack.

    Quang Hai crosses inside the box but Nguyen Tien Linh can't touch the ball.

  • 45'+1
    The first half ends

    After the first 45 minutes, Vietnam are leading 1-0 by a goal of Quang Hai. Saudi Arabia have 60 percent of possession and four shots on target while Vietnam have only one, which is the opener.

  • 45'

    The first half has one additional minute.

This is Vietnam's first time in the final round of World Cup qualifiers, while Saudi Arabia have been playing at the World Cup five times before.

Both teams have shown impressive performances in the second qualifying round. Vietnam won five, drew two and only lost one game, peaked second in their group and advanced. With six victories and two draws, Saudi Arabia went into the final round as the leader of their group.

The most recent encounters between Vietnam and Saudi Arabia were in the World Cup 2002 qualifiers. Vietnam lost 0-4 in the first leg and 0-5 in the second. However, 19 years later, the gap in levels between the two teams has been shortened.

Besides playing on Saudi Arabia's home ground, Vietnam faced another disadvantage, missing some key players due to injuries.

This is Vietnam's first time in the final round of World Cup qualifiers, while Saudi Arabia have been playing at the World Cup five times before.

Both teams have shown impressive performances in the second qualifying round. Vietnam won five, drew two and only lost one game, peaked second in their group and advanced. With six victories and two draws, Saudi Arabia went into the final round as the leader of their group.

The most recent encounters between Vietnam and Saudi Arabia were in the World Cup 2002 qualifiers. Vietnam lost 0-4 in the first leg and 0-5 in the second. However, 19 years later, the gap in levels between the two teams has been shortened.

Besides playing on Saudi Arabia's home ground, Vietnam faced another disadvantage, missing some key players due to injuries.


Source: VNE

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