The national men's football team suffered a 0-3 away defeat to hosts Qatar in the first leg of the 2014 World Cup's second qualifying round on Sunday.
The Vietnamese players followed German coach Falko Goetz's commands and played in high spirits. Despite their efforts, Vietnam conceded itsfirst goal after six minutes.
The Vietnamese team had their chance, minutes later, but the team's number one striker took a shot 20 meters from goal only to have it nudged off course by goalkeeper Qasem Burhan.
Qatar made two more goals in the second half as Vietnamese players appeared to be noticably fatigued and made more mistakes as a result.
It was a heavy loss, but the Vietnamese team still has another 90 minutes to change the situationin the second leg at Hanoi's My Dinh Stadium on July 29.