The Vietnam national soccer team, led by coach Park Hang-seo, defeated Laos in the first match of the Southeast Asian Cup and started off vigorously toward the championship.

This is reporter Ha Seong-ryong.


After lifting the championship cup in 2018 with coach Park Hang-seo, Vietnam, aiming to return to the top four years later, overwhelmed the home team Laos with one level of skill.

In the 15th minute of the first half, Tien Lin's header took the lead, and in the 43rd minute of the first half, Do Heung-chung kicked the ball kicked by the defense with a one-touch shot to score an additional goal.

Even with a 2-0 lead, Park constantly discussed tactics with his coach, and Vietnam scored four more goals in the second half to defeat Laos.

In the 10th minute of the second half, Ho Thanh Tai, who received a header pass, pushed it lightly in front of the goal to score the third goal, and 3 minutes later, Doan Van Howe shook the net with an out-kick following a perfect first touch.

In the 37th minute of the second half, Van Toan hit a wedge with a mid-range shot, and coach Park also applauded.

Bhuvantan added a goal in the second half of extra time, and Vietnam took the lead in the group by beating Laos 6-0.

Coach Park, who is ending his 5-year partnership with Vietnam at the end of this tournament, also started the 'Last Dance' with a great victory.

Malaysia, led by coach Kim Pan-gon, defeated Myanmar 1-0 and climbed to second place in the group.