Park Hang-seo’s farewell exhibition on the night of the 16th… Shall we say goodbye with the championship cup?
Vietnam, led by coach Park, will play the second leg of the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup) final against Thailand at Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani, Thailand on the 16th at 9:30 pm (Korean time).
Thailand has a better chance of winning. Vietnam and Thailand drew 2-2 in the first leg of the final held in Hanoi, Vietnam on the 13th. Under the away goals rule, Thailand can win the trophy even if it draws 0-0 or 1-1 in the second leg. Conversely, in order for Vietnam to win, they must score three or more goals even if they win or draw. If the match is tied 2-2, overtime will be played, and if the winner is still not decided, a penalty shoot-out will determine the winner.
Since taking over as coach of the Vietnamese national team in September 2017, coach Park has put Vietnam, which had been in the mid-tier in Southeast Asia, to the ranks of the strongest in the region. In 2018, at the Suzuki Cup, the predecessor of the Mitsubishi Cup, Vietnam won the championship cup for the first time in 10 years, 토토사이트 and won gold medals in 2019 and last year at the East Asian Games. It was also the first time in Vietnamese football history to advance to the final World Cup qualifiers. Coach Park, who has emerged as Vietnam’s ‘national hero’, received the Best Foreign Leader Award in Vietnam earlier this month selected by the Vietnam Sports Authority. Even the general manager of the Thai national team, Nuanpan Lamsam, who is competing to win the Mitsubishi Cup, expressed respect, saying, “Coach Park Hang-seo is a leader who changed Southeast Asian football.”
Coach Park is determined to achieve the ‘top of the line’ by winning this tournament. He said, “It is true that Thailand has an advantage, but there is no reason to give up. If we win (the second game), we will win,” he said, promising that “I will definitely deliver good news to the Vietnamese people.”