VN U20 win friendly, lose key player for World Cup hinh anh 1Bui Tien Dung is injured and misses his chance to play in the coming U20 World Cup (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) — Nguyen Quang Hai’s perfect free kick helped Vietnam’s U20 team beat Fortuna 05 Dusseldorf’s U19 squad 4-1 in their last friendly match on April 26 in Germany.

Hai, who started from the bench in the previous matches, began in the first line-up in this game and assisted striker Nguyen Tien Linh to score the opener early in the first half.

The visiting team had no difficulty setting up their domination.

Substitute Ha Duc Chinh scored the second goal following the interval.

Tan Sinh made it 3-0 from a free kick minutes before Hai sealed the game with another goal.

The hosts tried to fight back but they could only manage one goal towards the end of the first half.

Vietnam completed their two-week training in Germany with two wins and one loss. However, the team suffered a major loss, with midfielder Bui Tien Dung, a key player under coach Hoang Anh Tuan’s plan, breaking his collarbone.

Doctors said he would need up to one month to recover.

This means Dung may miss his chance to compete at the upcoming FIFA U20 World Cup in the Republic of Korea from May 22 to June 11.

Dung is a player with good form and endurance. With his strong playing style, he plays an important role in Vietnam’s counterattack tactics.

Two other players - Tan Tai and Thai Quy – are also suffering from injuries that require them to rest for one to two weeks.

The Vietnamese team will return home on April 28 and stay in Binh Duong to prepare for a friendly match against Argentina’s U20 squad on May 10.

In the World Cup, Vietnam are in Group E with France, New Zealand and Honduras.-VNA