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PM hails Vietnam Asian Cup quarterfinal qualification
  • | dtinews.vn, chinhphu.vn | January 21, 2019 11:25 AM
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the national football team’s efforts to beat Jordan to reach the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

At the match on Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on Sunday, Jordan scored first but Vietnam equalised and dominated the second half, taking the game to extra time and penalties. Vietnam beat Jordan 4-2 in a penalty shootout, winning a ticket to the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup. 

   

Vietnam beat Jordan 4-2 in a penalty shootout, winning a ticket to the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup

Right after the match, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent his congratulations to the national squad through the Vietnamese government's website, hailing the players’ tremendous efforts.

On this occasion, some units namely Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade, Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam Development Bank, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and CT Group have granted the football team a total VND6 billion (USD260,869) for the triumph over Jordan.

Vietnam will play the quarter-final on January 24 with the winner of Saudi Arabia and Japan match.

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