After the draw for the WC 2022 qualifiers in Asia, Vietnam Tel fell into an interesting group with names like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and UAE.
If only looking at the past confrontation record, it can be said that Vietnam Tel will be very difficult to overcome this death group. The only opponent in which the red shirt boys have an advantage is Malaysia.
In 19 times competing with Malaysia, our team got 11 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses.
With Indonesia, Vietnam has also experienced 22 encounters with this team, however, the home team only got 5 wins, 8 draws and 9 defeats.
The two top teams in the group, UAE and Thailand, can be said to be superior to Vietnam in terms of head-to-head record. With the UAE, Vietnam only got 1 win in the last 5 confrontations, and our opponent is considered “herditary” – Thailand Tel, won up to 15 victories, drew 5 and lost only right. 3 matches in 23 encounters with Vietnam Tel.
Fortunately, these sad achievements have ceased to exist since Coach Park Hang Seo came to power. Even Vietnam is unbeaten in Southeast Asia.
With Thailand, from the friendly tournament to the U23 team level or most recently the King’s Cup, Thailand has to receive defeats against Vietnam Tel, even, there are defeats with a score of 4- 4. 0 in the Asian U23 qualifier.
Next is Malaysia, 2 matches at the AFF Cup 2018 final, the Vietnamese team is unbeaten against the Golden Tiger, culminating in a 1-0 victory at My Dinh to bring the home team to the SEA championship.
Other teams such as Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia … have all tasted defeat when they had to face coach Park Hang Seo’s teachers and students recently.
If playing with the right capacity, Vietnam Tel can completely pass the group stage of the World Cup 2022, even standing in the first place if there is a good record of direct confrontation with the UAE.