Thursday, June 07, 2007

Vietnam makes history by joining Olympic final 12

The Vietnam national men's U-23 football squad has made hisory by becoming the first team from South East Asia to make it to the final round of the Olympic qualifiers by stunning fellow ASEAN member Indonesia 2-1 on Wednesday night. Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, Bahrain and Qatar also won their way through to the AFC Final Round Qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games joining Japan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Iraq and South Korea. In the draw to be held at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on 13 June, the 12 teams will be split into three groups of four each and the final round will run through 22 August to 21 November with only the group toppers representing Asia at the Beijing Olympic Games next year. Hosts China qualify automatically.

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