Vietnam’s Olympic dream comes to an end

Published: 25/06/2011 05:00



Vietnam’s Olympic qualifying football team lost out to Saudi Arabia 4-1 in
the second qualifying round for the 2012 London Olympics at My Dinh stadium in
Hanoi on June 24.

Vietnamese players were no match to the Saudi Arabian team, which came as no
surprise to football pros because they had a host of new players and the team
was suffering from exhaustion after last week’s match in Abha. Still the match
was a huge disappointment to Vietnamese fans.

Football pros said that the biggest drawback faced by Vietnamese players was
their lack of experience against strong contenders.

Saudi Arabia had been preparing for the last ten months, having played 13
friendly matches while the Vietnamese team had only six days practice and during
the last six months, Vietnam’s team had no practice sessions.

Coach Phan Thanh Hung said that he was pleased with the competitive spirit of
his players but admitted that the team’s lack of experience was the cause of the
team losing the match.

He added that the team needed more time to practice to be able to face strong
contenders. Saudi Arabia had played a good match and deserved to win.

Saudi Arabia has now qualified for the next round for the 2012 London Olympics
with a 6-1 victory.

Source: SGGP

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