U23 Vietnam (in white) tie goalless with Syria on January 17 (Source: AFC)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – U23 Vietnam tied goalless with U23 Syria in the last qualifying round match at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in China on January 17, wining  a ticket to the quarterfinals.

The team now ranks second in Group D with four points. The Republic of Korea (RoK) who won U23 Australia 3-2 in a match on the same day ranks first.

On January 14, Vietnam won Australia 1-0 after a win claimed by Nguyen Quang Hai. The victory against Australia marked a milestone for the U23 Vietnam team in an AFC U23 championship.

In the previous match on January 11, Vietnam lost to RoK 1-2.

The Vietnamese players will face their Iraqi rivals on January 20, who ranks first in Group C.-VNA