Press Releases ● Nov 30, 2015
U21 National Team Finish 3rd In Newspaper Cup¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
SINGAPORE, 30 NOVEMBER 2015: The Under-21 National Team yesterday secured a third-place finish in the Vietnam Youth Newspaper Cup 2015 by beating the Vietnam Youth Newspaper Under-21 side 6-5 on penalties after the scores were tied 1-1 at the end of normal time.
Vietnam had taken the lead in the in the 64th minute through Lam Ti Phong, but 18-year-old midfielder Joshua Pereira ‚Äì recently named The New Paper Dollah Kassim Award winner ‚Äì scored a dramatic equaliser in the 90th minute to take the game to penalties.
Goalkeeper Zharfan Rohaizad put on a fine display and was named Man of the Match, helping the young team ‚Äì the starting XI had an average age of just 19.18 ‚Äì to claim eventual victory in the 3rd Place Playoff.
‚ÄúThis tournament is very important for this age group, we need to play this kind of tournament. Preparations were difficult because I only had the entire team together for the first time when we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, so I am very proud of my players for what they have achieved,‚Äù said Head Coach, National Youth Teams Richard Tardy.
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