U23 Cambodia marked the opening of Group J of the 2024 U23 Asian qualifiers with a confrontation with U23 Lebanon. The representative of West Asia opened the score early in the 7th minute.
Surprise happened when U23 Cambodia rose up with 2 consecutive goals. However, the Southeast Asian representative could not preserve the advantage when conceding a goal in the 74th minute.
Anyway, 1 point against a very strong opponent like U23 Lebanon was an unexpected result for U23 Cambodia. In the remaining match of Group J, U23 Saudi Arabia destroyed Mongolia with a score of 3-1.
In the remaining groups, U23 Vietnam had an impressive display of strength when they crushed U23 Guam with a score of 6-0. Le Van Do, Nguyen Van Tung, Ho Van Cuong, Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Hoang Van Toan and Bui Vi Hao are the ones who scored goals for coach Philippe Troussier and his team.
This victory also helps U23 Vietnam temporarily gain an advantage in the race to advance to the U23 Asian qualifiers, especially when Group C also has the appearance of U23 Yemen and U23 Singapore.
Not to be outdone by the “Golden Star Warriors”, the great rival in Southeast Asia, U23 Thailand also had a “destructive” victory when defeating U23 Philippines with a score of 5-0. Meanwhile, U23 Malaysia easily won U23 Bangladesh 2-0.
Bao Bao | 14:33 September 7, 2023