It is time for the quarter-final stage in the 2019 Asian Cup and Vietnam and Japan will be the first in line to lock horns. Vietnam has been the surprise package so far and makes only their second quarter-final appearance in the history of the competition. Some of the players who come through the youth ranks and were part of the 2018 AFF Cup win have shown tremendous zeal and confidence on continent’s grandest stage. Japan, on the other hand, are serial winners of the Asian Cup and despite a new team, they have been dispatching away opponents with ease. AFC Asian Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Download Asia Cup Football Full Timetable in IST With Fixtures, Matches, Team and Venue Details.
Vietnam keeper Dang Van Lam was the hero with his brilliant acrobatics in the penalty shootout against Jordan. He will have to be at his best once again Japan who are superior in every way compared to Vietnam. Nguyen Cong Phuong has been getting the goals for his team and one would not bet against him scoring in the quarter-final. Assisting him in the forward areas has been Nguyen Quang Hai, often touted as Vietnam’s best player. Defenders Que Nogoc Hai and Do Duy Manh looked assured against Jordan but Japan poses a completely different challenge. AFC Asian Cup 2019 Points Table: Latest Group-Wise Team Standings of 17th Edition of Men’s Football Championship Tournament of Asia.
Japanese coach Hajime Moriyasu tried taking pressure off his boy ahead of the crunch game suggesting his side were a work in progress with several fresh faces coming into the national side. The Blue Samurai have done well though and have shown no signs of lack of experience when gracing the field. They will be without forward Yoshinori Muto who is suspended and this opens up the opportunity for Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako. Osako scored a brace in the opening game against Turkmenistan but has not featured since due to injury. The Blue Samurai will continue with their winning run but do not expect Vietnam to give up without a fight. A 1-0 scoreline in favour of Japan looks the most probable outcome.
When is Vietnam vs Japan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match? Know the Date, Time and Venue Details
In the first match of AFC Asian Cup 2019 on January 24, i.e. Tuesday, Vietnam and Japan will be squaring off against each other. The contest will be taking place at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and will start at 6.30 PM (IST).
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Vietnam vs Japan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
Star Sports Network happens to be the official broadcaster of AFC Asia Cup 2019 in India. The viewers can watch the live match action on Star Sports' channels. The people residing in South-east Asia and Australia will also be able to see the live match telecast on Fox Sports Network's channels.
How to Watch the Free Live Streaming Online and Football Score Updates of Vietnam vs Japan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
If not the live telecast, the fans can watch the online streaming too. As Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster of AFC Asian Cup 2019 in India, they will have to log on Star Sports' live streaming service, i.e. Hotstar to watch the live streaming online.