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Vietnam, Indonesia vie in friendly match
  • | VNA | March 09, 2015 12:04 PM
Both Vietnam’s Olympic (or Under-23) football team and its Indonesian counterpart are looking for a win as they lock horns in a friendly match at the My Dinh Stadium on March 9.
Vietnamese players during a training

Vietnamese Head Coach Toshyia Miura told reporters in a pre-match news conference that he always hopes for the best outcome in every match and the march 9 game is no exception.

The team will aim for a win but the most important thing is to focus on qualifying for the Asian Confederation Cup (AFC)’s U23 Championships 2016.

He expressed his players will play to the best of their best ability so I can select the best players for the final squad.

Meanwhile, Indonesian Olympic team Assistant Coach Muhammad Al Haddad said the match against Vietnam was his team’s final match in preparation for the Asian U23 qualifiers.

Haddad said his players look forward to the match and our players will do their best. He hoped the result pleases both teams.

Vietnam’s U23 team Captain Que Ngoc Hai said all his players are eager to be on the field and earn their spot on the final squad.

Indonesian midfielder Evan Diamas said he and his teammates want a win against Vietnam.

Vietnam will participate in two other friendlies against Uzbekistan’s U22 team and Thailand’s U23 team before flying to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to compete for a berth at the AFC U23 Football Championship.

Malaysia and Vietnam will face Japan and Macau in Group I at the AFC U-23 qualifiers, which will take place from March 23-31 in Kuala Lumpur.

Indonesia will take on the Republic of Korea, Timor Leste and Brunei in Group H, which will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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