Matchday two of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup sees Vietnam and Indonesia face off at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium on Friday, with both sides still searching for their first points of the tournament.
The Golden Star Warriors, currently ranked 94th in the world by FIFA, come into this clash on the back of opening their group stage campaign with a 4-2 defeat against pre-tournament favourites Japan, which perhaps did not fully illustrate how much the Samurai Blue had to toil for the result.
Just shortly after the half-hour mark of the contest, Vietnam had already performed admirably to equalise after falling behind, and would then go on to do one better as they remarkably took the lead against their more-superior opponents.
Unfortunately for the Southeast Asian upstarts, they were unable to hold on to their advantage as Japan bounced back to lead at halftime before a late goal five minutes from normal time gave the Samurai Blue a 4-2 victory.
Philippe Troussier’s now face an Indonesian side that, alongside Vietnam, are anticipated to crash out early on in this competition, and were thrashed 3-1 by Iraq in their Group D opener.
Here GOAL brings you everything you need to know about how to watch, including TV channel, streaming details and more.
Vietnam vs Indonesia kick-off time
The AFC Asian Cup match between Vietnam and Indonesia will be played at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, also known as Al-Duhail Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.
It will kick off at 9:30 am ET on Friday, January 19, 2024, in the United States (US).
How to watch Vietnam vs Indonesia online – TV channels & live streams
In the US, the game is available to watch and stream online live through Paramount+.
Fans who are unable to watch the game can follow the live action on GOAL.
Team news & squads
Vietnam team news
Hampered by a series of injuries to key players, Vietnam head coach Philippe Troussier selected several youngsters in his starting XI on matchday one, with Nguyen Van Truong and Nguyen Filip each picking up their second caps for the first-team, while Le Pham Thanh Long picked up just his third international appearance.
Nguyen Dinh Bac and Pham Tuan Hai were both on the scoresheet against Japan last Sunday, and will once again be relied upon to produce the goods in the final third.
Vietnam possible XI: Filip; Binh, B. Anh, Tai; T. Anh, Son, N. Ahn, Khang; Dung, Bac; Hai.
Indonesia team news
Indonesian manager Shin Tae-yong will be sweating over the fitness of captain Asnawi Mangkualam, who picked up a muscle injury days before their opening match against Iraq, and was hooked off at half-time. Should he fail to prove his fitness, Witan Sulaeman will likely deputize at right back.
Left-winger Marselino Ferdinan momentarily levelled the score against Iraq with his third international goal, while Dutch-born striker Rafael Struick is one of seven players born outside of Indonesia who are representing the country in the tournament.
Indonesia possible XI: Ari; Mangkualam, Ridho, Baggott, Arhan; Klok; Sayuri, Salaeman, Hubner, Ferdinan; Struick.
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