‘Final qualification on the horizon’ Shin Tae-yong ‘dance party’ with Indonesian players → Vietnam fires coach

On the day Vietnam fired their coach, Shin Tae-yong danced.

Indonesia, led by head coach Tae Yong Shin, cruised to a 3-0 victory over Vietnam on Saturday (June 26) at the Midine National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam, in the fourth match of Group F of the Asia Pacific 2026 North American Football Championship Second Qualifying Round.

Indonesia, who also won the third leg 1-0 at home against Vietnam, moved into second place in Group F with their second straight win over the Vietnamese. With two wins, one draw, and seven points, they have extended their lead over third-place Vietnam to four points. 텍사스홀덤사이트 They will need to lose both of their remaining games against Iraq and the Philippines and for Vietnam to win both to qualify.

Indonesia took control of the game in the ninth minute of the first half, when defender Jay Ijes opened the scoring for Vietnam. Forward Ragnar Oratmangoen added another goal in the 23rd minute to make it 2-0 at halftime.

The second half was a back-and-forth affair. It was a close game until the 11th minute of stoppage time, when the Vietnamese offense was blocked and the lead was preserved. However, Ramadan Sananta scored the winner in the eighth minute of extra time to give Indonesia a comfortable three-goal victory and take another step towards qualification.

After the game, a video was shared on social media showing Shin dancing and celebrating with the Indonesian players.

In the video, Shin jumped up and down, stretching his arms in the air and waving to the crowd. Defender Rizuki Rido approached Shin, jumped up and down with him, waved and high-fived him, and Shin responded with a kick to show his affection.

Indonesian media also applauded Shin’s leadership.

“Indonesia hasn’t won against Vietnam in 20 years,” said Boyo. The last time Indonesia won against Vietnam was in the Tiger Cup (now AFF Cup) in 2004,” the paper said, noting that Shin had broken the jinx of not winning against Vietnam in 20 years. “Indonesia beat Vietnam after 20 years,” said DettikSport. It was the third consecutive win over Vietnam with a clean sheet,” highlighting Shin’s achievement.

Vietnam Express said, “Since Shin’s arrival, Indonesia has gradually adapted to his coaching philosophy and has developed a unified team spirit. With this victory, the team’s chances of advancing to the final have improved,” acknowledging that Indonesia has become stronger.

In the post-match press conference, Shin said, “Actually, we hadn’t won against Vietnam in Hanoi in the last 20 years. It was a bad record, but such records exist to be broken, and today was that moment. We finally broke the record,” he said.

“The match was very relaxed. For Vietnam, they lost their last match, so it’s a tough situation. We worked hard to win here, and luckily we were able to win and break the record,” he said, adding that he was proud of his players’ performance.

On the same day that Shin danced, Vietnam announced the dismissal of head coach Philippe Trusier.

“LDBDVN and Vietnam coach Trucier have reached an agreement to terminate his contract on March 26, 2024,” the Vietnam Football Federation (LDBDVN) announced on its official website the same day.

“After the match against Indonesia, we met and discussed with Phillipe Trucier, the head coach of the Vietnam A and U-23 national teams,” LDBDVN said. “As a result of the meeting, LDBDVN and Trucier have agreed to terminate his contract on March 26, 2024,” it explained.

“Trucier thanked the players, federation and fans for their support and apologized for the team’s performance not meeting expectations. LDBDVN also apologizes to the Vietnamese football fans for its recent performance and hopes that they will continue to show their trust and support for football in general.”

Tru Xie, who replaced Park Hang-seo after the latter stepped down as Vietnam’s head coach in January last year, left after just over a year and two months due to poor results. After a promising start to his tenure, winning all three of his first A matches, the Vietnamese national team has since gone 1-9-1 in 10 matches. This included a 0-6 loss to South Korea in October last year.

Vietnam, who packed up early from the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Qatar in January after losing all three of their group games, also lost both games of a two-match series against Indonesia in March, making it seven straight defeats.

Meanwhile, Shin’s Indonesia will be trying to qualify for their first World Cup since the 1938 tournament in France, when they were the Dutch East Indies. They can qualify as long as they don’t lose two straight games against the Philippines and Iraq.

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