Vietnam swept out of Asian U19 championship

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Vietnam has been swept out of the 2010 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) championship after a 0-4 loss to U.A.E in Shangdong, China on Friday.

After a 2-1 win over Jordan on Monday and a 0-4 loss to Japan on Wednesday, the Vietnamese U19s only needed to tie the United Arab Emirates team to advance to the quarterfinals.

However, the Vietnamese boys failed to stand firm against the reigning champs from the Middle East, who lost to Japan and drew with Jordan in their earlier games.

U.A.E players proved how strong they were with dangerous attacks and led by three to nil after 30 minutes.

The AFC website quoted Vietnam's U19 team coach Trieu Quang Ha as saying, "We needed a draw to advance, so we played defensive football.

"However, U.A.E were too strong for us. Anyway, this contest is very significant for my players. The experience they learned here will be valuable for them to improve in the future."

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