MUSCAT. Oman succeeded in turn the table against Vietnam. It was Vietnam to score first with a goal from Nguyen Tien Linh. However, later Oman found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with I. Al Sabhi (45′), M. Al Khaldi (49′) and S. Al Yahyaei (63′). Oman took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).
M. Al Khaldi missed a penalty (16′) for Oman.
M. Al Khaldi missed 1 penalty (16′) for Oman.
The match was played at the Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex stadium in Muscat on Tuesday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Adham Mohammad Tumah Makhadmeh who was helped by Ahmad Moannes Nadi Al Roalle and Mohammad Mustafa Hassan Al Kalaf. The 4th official was Hanna Hattab. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot at 30 degrees Celsius or 86.02 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 53%.
Oman was in firm control of the ball 57% while Vietnam was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Oman was more aggressive with 79 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Oman won the match.
Oman shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Vietnam shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.
Oman received 1 yellow card (J. Al Habsi). On the other side, Vietnam received 2 yellow cards (Que Ngoc Hai and Do Duy Manh).
After this contest, Oman will have 6 points like Nepal and Japan to stay in the 6th place. On the other side, Vietnam will stay with 0 points like Chinese Taipei to stay in the 10th place.
Oman – Formation
Oman started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Branko Ivanković decided to play with the following team: Faiyz Al-Rusheidi, Mohammed Al Musalami, Amjad Al Harthi , Ahmed Al Khamisi , Juma Marhoon Juma Al Habsi , Ali Al Busaidi , Salaah Al Yahyaei , Mohsin Jouhar , Harib Al Saadi , Jameel Al Yahmadi , Khalid Khalifa Al Hajri and Issam Al Sabhi .
The home team had on the bench: Ibrahim Al Mukhaini, Arshad Al Alawi, Ahmed Al-Rawahi, Abdullah Fawaz , Abdul Aziz Al Maqbali , Ahmed Khalifa Said Al Kaabi, Omer Fazari, Abdulaziz Al Gheilani, Fahmi Said Rajab Durbein, Mohammed Al Ghafri and Khalid Al Braiki.
Oman made 5 changes: I. Al Sabhi for A. Al Muqbali (79′), M. Al Khaldi for A. Al-Alawi (80′), J. Al-Yahmadi for A. Fawaz (86′), S. Al Yahyaei for S. R. Durbein F. (90′) and K. Al Hajri for M. Al Ghafri (90′).
Best player: Salaah Al Yahyaei
The player that probably impressed the most for Oman was Salaah Al Yahyaei.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 41 passes (78% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4. He performed 3 crosses.
Vietnam – Formation
Vietnam started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
On the opposite side, Hang-Seo Park played with: Nguyễn Văn Toản, Hồ Tấn Tài , Duy Manh Do , Quế Ngọc Hải , Bùi Tien Dung I , Hong Duy Nguyen Phong , Quang Hai Nguyen , Phạm Đức Huy , Nguyễn Hoàng Đức , Cong Phuong Nguyen , Nguyễn Tiến Linh .
They had on the bench: Xuan Truong Luong, Chinh Ha Duc, Thanh Chung Nguyen, Bùi Tấn Trường, Nguyễn Văn Toàn , Van Thanh Vu, Phan Văn Đức, Hoang Anh Ly Cong, Nguyen Manh Tran, Dinh Trong Tran, Bùi Hoàng Việt Anh and Tuan Hai Pham .
Vietnam made 4 changes: Pham Duc Huy for Luong Xuan Truong (64′), Do Duy Manh for V. T. Nguyen (79′), Nguyen Tien Linh for Pham Tuan Hai (79′) and Nguyen Cong Phuong for V. D. Phan (90′).
Best player: Nguyễn Tiến Linh
The player that probably impressed the most for Vietnam was Nguyễn Tiến Linh.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 17 passes (70% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 11.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Asia.
- Japan – Australia – 2-1
- IR Iran – Korea Republic – 1-1
- Syria – Lebanon – 2-3
- Oman – Vietnam – 3-1
- United Arab Emirates – Iraq – 2-2
- Saudi Arabia – China PR – 3-2