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Thailand vs Vietnam: Livestream, TV channel, preview, AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 results

3:17 PM GMT 15/01/2023
Van Thanh Vietnam Thailand AFF 2022
Thailand will take on Vietnam in the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup

As the curtain draws on another instalment of the AFF Championship, the stage is set for a grand finale of epic proportions. After a gruelling campaign of pulsating action, the tournament has reached its crescendo, with two of the ASEAN region's most formidable sides set to collide in a much anticipated second-leg final.

The War Elephants look to defend their title, while the Golden Star Warriors aim to dethrone the reigning champions and lift the coveted trophy for the third time in their history.

The first leg, which took place at My Dinh National Stadium, ended in a pulsating 2-2 draw, with both teams displaying their attacking prowess and fighting spirit. Thailand, however, has the advantage of two away goals, which could prove to be crucial in the final outcome of the match.

Thailand, who have won the competition six times, will be eager to retain their title and etch their name in the history books once again. The War Elephants have been in scintillating form throughout the tournament, displaying a brand of football that is both fluid and effective. Theerathon Bunmathan and Sarach Yooyen will be key figures in Thailand's midfield, while Teerasil Dangda and Adisak Kraisorn will be a constant threat to the Vietnamese defence.

On the other hand, Vietnam, who have won the competition twice, will be determined to upset the odds and lift the trophy for the third time in their history. The Golden Star Warriors have been impressive throughout the tournament, displaying a never-say-die attitude and a relentless spirit.

With six goals, Tien Linh is currently tied as the joint top scorer in the tournament, alongside Thailand's Teerasil Dangda. With the golden boot award up for grabs, both forwards will undoubtedly be eager to add to their goal tally and secure the award.

The match will also be the final game for Vietnam's head coach Park Hang-seo, who has had a successful tenure with the team and will be eager to sign off on a high note and guide his team to glory.

Match details





16 January 2023

Thammasat Stadium

TV Channel and Live Streaming



Mediacorp Channel 5


Squad News

Teerasil Dangda was seen doing light jogging and stretching drills separate to the main squad on the eve of kick-off. His availability for the match remains a question mark, and a final decision on his participation will likely be made closer to kick-off.

On the other hand, Vietnam's squad is reported to be fully fit, and they are expected to field their strongest XI. This means that head coach Park Hang-seo will have a full complement of players to choose from, as he looks to guide his team to glory in his final match in charge.

Predicted lineup

Predicted Thailand starting XI: Kampol Pathomakkakul; Sasalak Haiprakhon, Weerathep Pomphan, Pansa Hemviboon, Kritsada Kaman, Suphanan Bureerat; Sarach Yooyen, Theerathon Bunmathan, Peeradon Chamratsamee; Adisak Kraisorn, Teerasil Dangda.

Predicted Vietnam starting XI: Van Lâm; Van Hau, Bui Dung, Ngoc Hai, Duy Manh, Van Thanh; Quang Ha, Hoang Duc, Hung Dung; Tien Linh, Tuan Hai.

What the coaches said

Mano Polking

“I promise you one thing, we are not going to simply try and defend because we know how dangerous it can be to play for a draw.

“We are here to play our game, to build on what we did well in the first match and to win.

Park Hang-seo

“Some people may think the result from the first match is a disadvantage but we are confident knowing that we must win and actually we are used to playing away games in Thailand and beating them.

“I think Thailand also don’t consider they have the advantage and it will be a beautiful game that we can both enjoy.

“Thailand will not be happy with a draw, I’m sure they will play attacking football.

“I was surprised that they played with three central defenders, maybe because of the pressure of playing an away game, but I hope that they will go back to two central defenders and play attacking football which we are also going to do.”

Last five results

Thailand results

Vietnam results

Vietnam 2-2 Thailand (13 Jan 2023

Vietnam 2-2 Thailand (13 Jan 2023

Thailand 3-0 Malaysia (10 Jan 2023)

Vietnam 2-0 Indonesia (9 Jan 2023)

Malaysia 1-0 Thailand (7 Jan 2023)

Indonesia 0-0 Vietnam (6 Jan 2023)

Thailand 3-1 Cambodia (2 Jan 2023)

Vietnam 3-0 Myanmar (3 Jan 2023)

Indonesia 1-1 Thailand (29 Dec 2022)

Singapore 0-0 Vietnam (30 Dec 2022)

Last five meetings




13 Jan 2023

Vietnam 2-2 Thailand

AFF Championship

26 Dec 2021

Thailand 0-0 Vietnam

AFF Championship

23 Dec 2021

Vietnam 0-2 Thailand

AFF Championship

19 Nov 2019

Vietnam 0-0 Thailand

World Cup qualification Asia

5 Sep 2019

Thailand 0-0 Vietnam

World Cup qualification Asia