For Korean fans, the Vietnam game is a game that may be somewhat disappointing. However, on the other hand, from Vietnam’s perspective, being able to play an evaluation match with the Korean national soccer team in Korea is a ‘dreamlike’ match.
The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play a friendly match against Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 17th.
Some are raising concerns, saying that Korea, ranked 26th in the FIFA rankings, has nothing to gain from this match against Vietnam, ranked 95th. However, it is not a completely meaningless stage.
Korea experienced dense defense in advance through the game against Vietnam, and will face Singapore (157th), China (80th), and Bahrain (86th), who are in the same group at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, in the 2026 North and Central America World Cup Asian 2nd round qualifiers in November. We plan to prepare for confrontations with (above), Jordan (84th), and Malaysia (134th).토토사이트
It is truly a dream match for Vietnam. Suwon World Cup Stadium, which can accommodate 41,000 seats, sold out all tickets as early as 2 p.m. on this day, and this was due to the keen interest of Vietnamese away fans as well as the Red Devils.
Even before the game started, large numbers of Vietnamese fans gathered, wearing red bands with the phrase “Let’s protect Vietnam’s victory” and with Vietnamese emblem stickers on their faces. They traveled 3 to 4 hours from Hwaseong, Incheon, Yongin, Seoul, and Goyang to visit the stadium.
Vietnamese fans Lan Chin and Do Nuong, who visited the stadium, said, “I believe there are probably about 1,000 Vietnamese fans coming,” and laughed, “We are lucky to be able to watch the match between Korea and Vietnam in person in Korea.”
Another fan, Nguyen Huong, added meaning, saying, “I know that Korean fans are dissatisfied with the match against Vietnam. However, it is a dream match for Vietnamese soccer and an important turning point that can lead to a bigger leap forward.” .
When Toi Tuyen, a reporter for Vietnamese media outlet ‘Bongda’, was informed of Son Heung-min’s starting appearance, he said, “I never thought I would be able to cover Son Heung-min’s game in person,” and added, “I will never forget this time together in a wonderful stadium in Korea.” I felt embarrassed.
Thanks to the large number of Vietnamese fans, the atmosphere at the stadium on this day was a little different from usual, when there was only one-sided support from Korean home fans.
Vietnamese fans gathered in large numbers on the second floor of the stands opposite the headquarters, unfurled a large Vietnamese flag, played traditional instruments, and looked forward to the game as if enjoying a festival.