Thanks for tuning into Sportstar’s live coverage of the India vs Vietnam match from the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This was Nihit Sachdeva taking you through the pre-match build-up and minute-by-minute updates.
Vietnam beats Indian 3-0 and wins the Hung Thinh Friendly tournament.
Last minute of added time.
Three minutes of stoppage time. Vietnam still hungry for more goals.
Last minute of regulation time. India with the possession. Meanwhile, it looks like Jhingan has pulled his hamstring.
Ishan Pandita cuts in from the left and squares to Liston Colaco who goes for the long ranger but sees his shot get blocked soon.
Ishan Pandita comes on for Ashique. Chhangte replaces Rahul KP.
Brandon Fernandes with the kick, Sandesh Jhingan gets the header while colliding with a Vietnamese player. The shot is saved by the goalkeeper.
Foul on Anwar Ali by Van Toan. Set piece for Indian.
The Indian defense has been shredded to bits and if it wasn’t for Gurpreet, the scoreline could have been much worse.
Liston Colaco with a rare chance for India as he runs through the left flank, makes it inside the Vietnam box and cuts it back for Rahul KP who is unable to meet the ball on time.
A terrific reflex save from Gurpreet after an excellent volley from the Thanh Chung.
Careless pass from Jhingan inside his own half, Van Toan latches onto it and sends the shot down to Gurpreet’s left who makes a good save.
India keeps the possession in its own half.
Sunil Chhetri, Chinglensana and Udanta Singh come off. Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco and Roshan Singh are on the pitch now.
Anirudh Thapa runs through the left, puts Ashique through inside the box but the ball rolls out for goal-kick.
India looks to counter-attack but Vietnam stops the move before it could even reach its half.
A bit more possession for the men in blue. Meanwhile, Vietnam makes more substitutions.
Wayward shot from Van Duc from the left inside the Indian box. Should have passed it to Van Toan in the middle but instead well for the goal himself and ended up sending the ball way above the target.
Consecutive corners for Vietnam but no harm done to the Indian goal.
Talk about being super sub. Instant impact from Van Toan. Two shots on target and second one resulting in goal.
One of the two subs made by Vietnam at half-time, Van Toan runs through the middle aims at the far left post but does not have much power in the shot. Gurpreet makes an easy save.
Early corner for Vietnam as Sandesh Jhingan clears the ball near the right flag. However, the corner kick from Vietnam poses no danger and is cleared quickly.
And the second half is underway!
Vietnam leads at the halfway mark with a 10th-minute goal from Van Duc.
Two minutes of added time but nothing concrete from either side.
Sunil Chhetri with the best chance of the half for India. Receives the cross from Akash Mishra from the left but the header goes wide of the far past.
Ashique in with a chance yet again. Enters the box from the right, takes the shot but it is blocked effectively by the red defense.
Ho Tan Tai with an effort from the rigth which goes across the face of the goal and out of play.
Collision between Ashique and the Vietnam goalkeeper who rushed out of his box to defend in a one-on-one situation after a long ball from Jeakson. However, the offside flag is up.
Five minutes left in the first half. Another move from the right from Vietnam, the cross comes in but finds no red shirt.
Samad, limping, leaves the field for Rahul KP.
Udanta looks to send the cross to Chhetri from the right but ends up sending the ball out for goal-kick.
Samad takes a shot from the right but Vietnamese goalkeeper collects the ball without much fuss.
One-third of the tie is over. Vietnam has dominated the game so far.
Excellent clearance from Chinglensena inside the Indian box. Intercepted a potential goal-setting cross from Tan Tai from the right towards Tien Linh.
Counter-attack from India from the left. Ashique receives the ball from Akash Mishra on the left inside the opposition box, controls the ball before taking a grounded shot at the far post. However, the Indian player misses the target.
Grounded shot from the right from the Vietnamese forward, beats the Indian goalkeeper Gurpeet but finds no one at the far post for the tap-in. Vietnam, well and truly, on the charge.
Sahal Samad gets a word from the referee after coming in contact with the Vietnamese defender who was clearing the ball on the edge of his own box.
Brilliant move from Vietnam. Started all the way back from its own box before eventually finding Tuan Tai on the left post inside the Indian box. Fortunately, for the Blue Tigers, no harm down as they clear the ball.
If the long range effort didn’t work, it indirectly led to Vietnam’s opening goal. It has surely raised its confidence as it once again carries the ball into the Indian half.
Long range effort from Ho Tan Tai but Gurpreet saves the effort with a brilliant dive to his right. Corner for Vietnam
First real move from the team in red. Patient play through the midfield before looking for a shot from the left inside the box before the ball goes out. Vietnam asks for a corner but it is a goal-kick.
Udanta tries to send in the cross from the right flank but sees his attempt being blocked by the Vietnamese No. 5.
Vietnam taking time to settle which means early possession with India. Thapa tries to change the flow of attack from right to left but sees his pass being intercepted by the Vietnamese defender.
Early corner for India. Thapa takes it, the ball curls in but finds no Indian touch before being eventually cleared.
We are underway! The Blue Tigers kick-off their second match in the Hung Thinh tournament against Vietnam at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
5:25PM IST - The two teams are out on the pitch. Indians in blue and the Vietnamese side in red jerseys. Time for the national anthems.
5:15PM IST - ICYMI, check the highlights of India’s tournament opener against Singapore
5PM IST - Here’s the starting eleven for Indian team
4:55PM IST- India vs Vietnam Predicted XI
India predicted XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Naorem Roshan Singh, Anwar Ali, Sandesh Jhingan, Akash Mishra; Anirudh Thapa, Jeakson Singh; Lallianzuala Chhangte, Liston Colaco; Ashique Kuruniyan, Sunil Chhetri (C).
Vietnam Predicted XI: Dang Van Lam (GK); Bui Tien Dung (C), Bui Hoang Viet Anh, Chau Ngoc Quang, Nguyen Van Quyet, Nguyen Quang Hai, Ho Tan Tai, Pham Tuan Hai, Phan Tuan Tai, Nham Mang Dung, Tran Dinh Trong
4:45PM IST - Head-to-head record
Matches played - 17, Matches won by Indian - 10, Matches won by Vietnam - 5, Draws - 2
The Indian men’s football team will have its task cut out when it takes on Vietnam in the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.
In its opener last Saturday, India was held to a 1-1 draw by lower-ranked Singapore.
Up against a confident Vietnam, which blanked Singapore 4-0 in its first match, the Blue Tigers will have to be extremely focused.
“It will be a very different game against a much stronger opponent, so our approach will also change accordingly,” said India head coach Igor Stimac on the eve of the match.
“We need to be more focused, especially on vertical football and quick transition.
“At the same time, we must maintain focus on our defence as well. They pose a real threat from long range shots, and from their crosses, and we need to be able to deal with that,” said Stimac.
The India head coach has also closely followed the match between Vietnam and Singapore, and believes that their Tuesday’s opponents are an organised unit.
“I’ve watched their first match against Singapore and they (Vietnam) are a very disciplined side,” said Stimac.
“They have also had enough time after the first game for recovery, while we need to see how many of our boys will be available and fit to play.”
However, the 55-year-old chose to look at the brighter side, which is the availability of most of his players for selection.
Hinting that there may be significant changes to the side, he said, “A few of our players are back and fresh now, so we will make sure we have enough strength and speed on the pitch for Vietnam.”