The Vietnamese squad faced Syria in the quarterfinal of ASIAD 2018 on August 27th (Photo: VNA)
The Government leader praised head coach Park Hang-seo, other coaches and all the players for making history by advancing to the group of the best four of the continent for the first time.

In the quarter-final with Syria at ASIAD 2018 in Indonesia on August 27th, Van Toan scored the only goal in the 108th minute, helping Vietnam advance to the semifinals.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien and the radio The Voice of Vietnam have decided to give the team rewards worth VND1 billion in total.

Also on August 27th, Bui Thi Thu Thao bagged the second gold medal for the country at ASIAD 2018 in the women’s long jump with 6.55 metres. She will also receive rewards totaling VND450 million from the minister, the Vietnamese sports delegation and Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

Earlier, the female rowing team secured the first gold medal after finishing the women’s lightweight quadruple sculls event in 7 minutes and 01.11 seconds./.