When the two teams of Vietnam and Malaysia were drawing with a score of 1-1 in the penultimate match of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers, in the 80th minute Van Thanh and Van Toan had a situation of coordination that opened up opportunities for teachers and coaches. Park Hang-seo.
However, in the penalty area, the Hai Duong-born striker was fouled by the Malaysian defender. Standing very close in that situation, Japanese referee Ryuji Sato pointed at the 11m free kick.
The penalty kick was taken by Que Ngoc Hai and the captain of the Vietnam team made no mistakes to score the goal.
Immediately after this situation, many Malaysian fans massively “attacked” Van Toan’s personal page with hateful comments saying that the Vietnamese striker had cheated.
Not only Malay fans, Chinese newspapers also wrote that Van Toan had cheated and concluded that the penalty for him was incorrect.
However, many experts have spoken out about Van Toan’s fall. Former referee Hoang Ngoc Tuan analyzed the penalty for the Vietnamese team in the 80th minute to be completely correct.
“Maybe due to the camera angle on TV, Van Toan’s ball phase is somewhat unclear. However, it is true that the Malaysian defensive player has inserted Van Toan’s leg.” the former referee said.
In order to exonerate Van Toan, many Vietnamese fans have continuously released photos, clips, and gifs recording the foul situation of Malaysian players. Penalty for Vietnam is completely valid, this win is well deserved.
Right after that, the Hai Duong-born player also confirmed with a post: “Directly from Dubai: After kicking the match, taking a shower, surfing Facebook and seeing everyone being called Luon Van Toan. Being kicked for real.” .
Recently, on the facebook of famous sports vlogger, Can Cris, also posted a picture of chatting with Van Toan.
“- Toan, the whole country of Vietnam curiously asked me if the Malaysian defender touched my heel yet?
In response, the player born in 1996 said: “It kicked me, I want to tear my shoes.”