AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals: Vietnam 0 – 1 Japan

Friday, 25/01/2019, 18:36 [GMT+7]

AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals: Vietnam 0 – 1 Japan

Vietnam’s run at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup came to an end when they conceded a 1 -0 deficit to Japan in the quarter-final match on January 24.
 
Vietnam started confidently and played with plenty of determination. Maya Yoshida of Japan scored in 24 minutes, but the goal was alerted to be checked using VAR (Video Assistant Referee). The goal was disallowed because Yoshida’s header deflected off his arm.

 

Photo by Thuan Thang
Photo by Thuan Thang
 
The both teams’ defenses came under pressure many times, but no side could break the deadlock in the first half. The only goal of the match came in the 57th minute thanks to VAR. The referee decided to award Japan a penalty after referring to the VAR and adjusted that Japanese Ritsu Doan’s run was blocked with foul inside the area.
 
The game ended 1-0, bringing Japan to the semi-finals.
 
 
Source: news.zing.vn
Translated by H.N