Vietnam draw 1-1 with UAE in friendly match hinh anh 1Ha Duc Chinh (centre) finds the back of the net for Vietnam during their friendly match against the UAE on October 13 in HCM City. The match ended 1-1. (Source: 

Hanoi (VNA) – The U22 Vietnam team had a 1-1 draw with their peers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a friendly match on October 13 at HCM City’s Thong Nhat Stadium.

The Vietnamese goal was score by forward Ha Duc Chinh in the 52nd minute.

Both teams started with attacking intent but the visitors took control of the game despite failing to break down a solid Vietnamese defence during the first half.

The first chance actually fell to the home side after five minutes, but midfielder Huynh Tan Sinh had his header saved by Mubarak Al Ameri in the UAE goal.

The UAE looked dangerous through Alkhabeel Almehrzi and Yahya Ali Said Alghassani, but they both failed to hit the target having found good positions.

Just five minutes after the break, the UAE opened the scoring after a mistake by the hosts.

Two minutes later it was Chinh who managed to make amends with the equaliser.

Both teams made eight substitutions as friendly games allow, but that led to a disjointed game.

The friendly was part of the teams’ preparations for the Asian U23 Championship which will be held in Thailand next January.

The two sides will meet each other again there in the group stage, where they have been drawn in Group D with the Republic of Korea and Jordan./.