Vietnam crushes Hong Kong at U19 Asian qualifiers

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Vietnam hammered Hong Kong 5-1 in their second match of Group F in the Asian Football Confederation Under-19 Qualifiers in Malaysia on Saturday.

The win was impressive, but not as impressive as their 6-1 win over Taiwan two days earlier, due, in part, to rough defense by Hong Kong players.

Aaptain Xuan Truong returned for the match and played pretty well in the midfield although his right forearm was still in a cast due to an injury during a match at the U19 Southeast Asian Championship in Indonesia more than two weeks ago.

Truong's recovery has heightened Vietnamese players' spirits before their final group stage match against Australia on Monday.

However, winger Duc Huy suffered an ankle injury when he was tackled by a Hong Kong player on Saturday and he is very unlikely to play in the fight against Australia.

Speaking after the win against Hong Kong, the Vietnamese U19 team 's coach Guillaume Graechen said, "Hong Kong played defensive football, making it difficult for our attacks. We are pleased with the 6 points after two matches. Now, the whole team are focusing on the fight against Australia. Vietnam will certainly attack rather than play defensive football."

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