Park Hang-seo, who ends his 5-year partnership in Vietnam, will the ‘Thailand Complex’ end?

Attention is focusing on whether coach Park Hang-seo, who ends his 5-year partnership with the Vietnamese national football team after the final of the Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) Championship, will end the ‘Thailand complex’.

Vietnam, led by coach Park Hang-seo, will play the first leg of the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup) final at 9:30 pm (Korean time) on the 13th at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam. The second game will be held at the same time on the 16th.

Vietnamese and Thai football are ‘angsuk’. The two countries, which claimed to be the leaders of the AFF, always met at a critical point. Although Australia joined the AFF in 2013, the rivalry between Vietnam and Thailand has not changed since then. In 56 opponents since the first friendly match in 1956, Vietnam is slightly ahead with 23 wins, 11 draws and 19 losses. However, since 1975, when Thai football was on the right track, Thailand has been superior with 16 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses.

Furthermore, Thailand dominated Vietnam in the AFF Championship. In this tournament, which started in 1996 and is the 14th this year, Thailand reached the final nine times, and among them, won the championship six times, including the championship in 2020. On the other hand, Vietnam reached the final three times and tasted the championship twice. Looking at the results of more than 10 times in the semifinals, it was always a ‘potential’ champion, but four times (1996, 2002, 07, 2020) on the way to the finals, including the first tournament, were caught by Thailand.

Among them, the semi-finals of the 2020 tournament held in December 2021 due to Corona 19 remain a’trauma’ to coach Park. At that time, Vietnam lost 0-2 in the first leg and drew 0-0 in the second leg and was eliminated 0-2 on aggregate. Thailand, 슬롯사이트.which stepped on Vietnam, won the final by defeating coach Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia.

Coach Park quickly emerged as a hero of Vietnamese football by winning the AFF Championship in 2018, the year after taking office, but he could not break his ‘Thailand complex’ with Vietnam. In head-to-head matches since his appointment, the record against Thailand is 1 win, 3 draws and 1 loss. They won 1-0 in the King’s Cup in June 2019, but haven’t won in over three years since then. Moreover, during this period, including two draws in the Qatar World Cup qualifiers, only 3 draws and 1 loss, Vietnam revealed an ’empty void’ that could not score a single goal.

That is why coach Park’s determination to take on a ‘return match’ after 13 months is even more special. As coach Park, who is leaving Vietnam after this tournament, if he defeats Thailand and lifts his second championship cup in the AFF tournament, it is no different from a ‘medal’ given to himself.

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