Vietnam’s U19s defeat Thailand 1-0 in Bangkok Cup hinh anh 1Vietnam U19s wrap up their third training period for the 2020 AFC U19 Championship Qualifiers by attending the GSB Bangkok Cup 2019 in Thailand. (Photo: Vietnam Football Federation)

Hanoi (VNA)
- Vietnam’s U19 team left it late to beat Thailand in the GSB Bangkok Cup on October 10, scoring the winner with almost the last kick of the game.

Vietnamese Nguyen Van Tung connected to a cross from the right to slot home in the 93rd minute.

His late effort meant new French coach Philippe Troussier marked his first match in charge with a win.

Playing in Bangkok, the hosts were poor in the first half and Vietnam would have been disappointed to not take a lead into the interval.

The second half was a whole different ball game, with Thailand on the front foot from the whistle.

With both teams expecting a share of the spoils, it was substitute Tung who made the difference with his late winner.

Vietnam will meet the Republic of Korea, who trounced Uzbekistan 5-0 in an earlier game, in the final on October 12.

The Bangkok Cup is considered a good preparation for the 2020 Asian championship's qualification early next month.

In the continental event, Vietnam as the hosts are in Group J with Japan, Mongolia and Guam. All match will be held in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province from November 6-10./.