Kuala Lumpur: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated Vietnam on clinching their second AFF Cup title after beating Malaysia 3-2 on aggregate in the final.
"It is my pleasure to extend to you and the Vietnam Football Federation, my best wishes and heartfelt congratulations on winning the ASEAN Football Federation's Suzuki Cup 2018 at the My Dinh Stadium," said Shaikh Salman to Vietnam Football Federation President H.E. Le Khanh Hai.
"Please also convey my compliments to the whole team led by Park Hang-seo on this achievement and their excellent performance throughout the competition. I wish them the best in their preparations for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019."
Vietnam defeated Malaysia 1-0 in Saturday's second leg, with the first leg at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur having ended 2-2. Nguyen Anh Duc 's sixth minute strike at the My Dinh Stadium secured Vietnam their second AFF Cup crown.
Vietnam will now set their sights on the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 where they will play in Group D against Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq and Yemen.
The Golden Dragons will be aiming to continue their fabulous run of 2018, where the U23 emerged runners-up in the AFC U23 Championship 2018 and narrowly missed out on the bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games.
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