WATCH: Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo shown red card for complaining to referee during SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final

WATCH: Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo shown red card for complaining to referee during SEA Games 2019 Men's football final

On Tuesday the 10th of December, Asian heavyweights Vietnam and Indonesia locked horns against each other in the final of the SEA Games 2019 Men’s football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines.

After Doan Van Hau’s 40th-minute goal and Do Hung Dung’s 59th-minute goal, Vietnam scored again in the 73rd minute via Doan Van Hau once again.

And as Vietnam led 3-0 with just 23 minutes of play remaining, their coach Park Hang-seo was shown a red card for complaining to the referee.

Check out the video shared right below:

HLV Park Hang-seo cãi tay đôi cực gắt với trọng tài

Giận tím người!

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It has been understood that Park Hang-seo complained to the referee after an Indonesia player tackled Nguyen Trong Hoang, following which the referee refused to take any action.

As Hang-seo complained excessively, he was shown the red card and given the marching orders, as seen in the video above.

The 60-year-old will not be on the touchline as Vietnam win their first-ever gold medal in the SEA Games, as he awaits the possibility of further disciplinary action.

Speaking about the game, it was Indonesia who started the game well, as they created more goal-scoring opportunities by attacking the Vietnam goalpost repeatedly.

Vietnam finally scored in the 40th minute, as Doan Van Hau headed Do Hung Dung’s brilliant free-kick past Indonesia goalkeeper Nadeo Winata.

In the 59th minute, Do Hung Dung’s sweet strike made it 2-0 for his side. Later, in the 73rd minute, Doan Van Hau scored his second goal of the game.

At the time of writing, the scoresheet at the SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final read 3-0 in favour of Vietnam, with only ten minutes of play remaining.

WATCH: Vietnam’s Doan Van Hau scores second goal against Indonesia in SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final

WATCH: Vietnam's Doan Van Hau scores second goal against Indonesia in SEA Games 2019 Men's football final

On Tuesday the 10th of December, Asian heavyweights Vietnam and Indonesia locked horns against each other in the final of the SEA Games 2019 Men’s football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines.

After Doan Van Hau’s 40th-minute goal and Do Hung Dung’s 59th-minute goal, Vietnam scored again in the 73rd minute via Doan Van Hau once again.

Check out the videos of the goal shared right below:

GOAL….GOAL….GOAL ⚽️⚽️⚽️ĐOÀN VĂN HẬU…sắp hattrick 😂🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳 VÔ ĐỊCH RỒI, CÚP RỒI 🏆🥰🥰🥰

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Đoàn Văn Hậu tiếp tục lập cú đúp nâng tỉ số lên 3 – 0

Đoàn Văn Hậu tiếp tục lập cú đúp nâng tỉ số lên 3 – 0

Posted by Anhemsport.com on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

 

Speaking about the game, it was Indonesia who started the game well, as they created more goal-scoring opportunities by attacking the Vietnam goalpost repeatedly.

Vietnam finally scored in the 40th minute, after they received a set-piece opportunity from just outside the Indonesia penalty box, after Asnawi Bahar fouled Ha Duc Chinh.

Do Hung Dung took the free-kick as mentioned earlier, and Doan Van Hau scored off a brilliant header.

In the 59th minute, Do Hung Dung’s sweet strike past Indonesia goalkeeper Nadeo Winata made it 2-0 for his side.

Doan Van Hau’s second goal of the game came in the 73rd minute – Nguyen Hoang Duc’s free-kick towards the far post was initially punched out by Indonesia ‘keeper Winata only for Van Hau to tap it back in.

Hence, at the time of writing, the scoresheet at the SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final read 3-0 in favour of Vietnam, as it almost looks game over for their rivals Indonesia.

WATCH: Do Hung Dung doubles Vietnam’s lead against Indonesia in SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final

WATCH: Do Hung Dung doubles Vietnam's lead against Indonesia in SEA Games 2019 Men's football final

On Tuesday the 10th of December, Vietnam took on Indonesia in the finals of the Men’s football tournament at the SEA Games 2019, held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines.

In the 40th minute of the match, Doan Van Hau gave his team a much-deserved lead against Indonesia, and then, in the 59th minute, Do Hung Dung doubled their lead.

Check out Do Hung Dung’s goal in the video shared right below:

ဗီယက်နမ်ယူ၂၂အသင်းအတွက် အသင်းခေါင်းဆောင် Do Hung Dung သွင်းယူခဲ့သည့်ဒုတိယဂိုး

ဗီယက်နမ်ယူ၂၂အသင်းအတွက် အသင်းခေါင်းဆောင် Do Hung Dung သွင်းယူခဲ့သည့်ဒုတိယဂိုး

Posted by Myanmar Football Fan Group on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Speaking about the game, it was Indonesia who started the game well, as they created more goal-scoring opportunities by attacking the Vietnam goalpost repeatedly.

Vietnam finally scored in the 40th minute, after they received a set-piece opportunity from just outside the Indonesia penalty box, after Asnawi Bahar fouled Ha Duc Chinh.

Do Hung Dung took the free-kick as mentioned earlier, and Doan Van Hau scored off a brilliant header.

In the 59th minute, Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Linh tries to bring a cross from the right-wing under his control, but failed to do it cleanly. However, in attempting to do so, he drove the ball onto the way of an onrushing Do Hung Dung, who placed his shot past Indonesia goalkeeper Nadeo Winata to make it 2-0 for his side.

At the time of writing, the scoresheet at the SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final read 2-0 in favour of Vietnam, as it almost looks game over for their rivals Indonesia.

WATCH: Doan Van Hau scores for Vietnam against Indonesia in SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final

WATCH: Doan Van Hau scores for Vietnam against Indonesia in SEA Games 2019 Men's football final

On Tuesday the 10th of December, Asian heavyweights Vietnam and Indonesia locked horns against each other in the final of the SEA Games 2019 Men’s football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines.

And it was Vietnam who drew first blood, thanks to a brilliant header by Doan Van Hau from an equally brilliant free-kick by Do Hung Dung.

Check out the videos shared below, to see how the goal was scored:

GOAL…⚽️ ĐOÀN VĂN HẬU ơi, LOVE YOU, THÁI BÌNH ơi 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳

Posted by Nguyễn Huy Phú on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Speaking about the game, it was Indonesia who started the game well, as they created more goal-scoring opportunities by attacking the Vietnam goalpost repeatedly.

In the sixth minute, Indonesia also got a free-kick which was taken by Zulfiandi, but his powerful drive was tipped over the goal by Vietnam goalkeeper Nguyen Van Toan.

In the 16th minute, Vietnam had their first goal-scoring opportunity of the day, as Nguyen Trong Hoang sent in a cross from the right-wing. Ha Duc Chinh connected with the ball properly and fired a shot as well, but unfortunately, the ball went just wide of the goal.

Vietnam finally scored in the 40th minute, after they received a set-piece opportunity from just outside the Indonesia penalty box, after Asnawi Bahar fouled Ha Duc Chinh.

Do Hung Dung took the free-kick as mentioned earlier, and Doan Van Hau scored off a brilliant header.

At the time of writing, the scoresheet at the SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final read 1-0 in favour of Vietnam, as Indonesia look to stage a comeback in the second half.

Reports: Real Madrid, Liverpool on high alert as PSG superstar’s contract talks stall

Reports: Real Madrid, Liverpool on high alert as PSG superstar's contract talks stall

The latest word around the rumour mill is that La Liga giants Real Madrid and Premier League leaders Liverpool have been driven into a state of high alert, as Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Kylian Mbappe halted his contract talks just weeks before the upcoming winter transfer window in January.

This is according to Marca, who reports that PSG are “eager” to extend Mbappe’s contract which ends in 2022, but the player “has shown no intention” of putting pen to paper for the time being.

It is not a secret that the 1998-born Frenchman is one of the most sought-after footballers in the world at the moment, after the 20-year-old won the FIFA World Cup with the France national team in 2018, before ending the 2018-19 season as the second top goal-scorer in all of Europe, just three goals behind Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.

Earlier during the ongoing 2019-20 season, Mbappe publicly revealed that he would like to leave PSG to seek new challenges elsewhere in Europa, and it is also well-known that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is a huge admirer of the youngster’s talent.

Of late, the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool have also expressed considerable interest in him.

Neither Liverpool nor Real Madrid have submitted an official bid for him just yet, but with the January transfer window just around the corner, it is expected that both teams will make a move for him soon enough.

Reports: El Clasico to be postponed again following civilian unrest in Catalonia

OFFICIAL: El Clasico postponed, Barcelona and Real Madrid set to agree on new date soon

According to reports from Spain and Catalonia, the La Liga “El Clasico ” match between Real Madrid and Barcelona which is slated to be held on December 18, is expected to be postponed for a second time following civilian unrest in and around the city of Barcelona.

Originally, the match was scheduled to be held on October 26, but widespread protests related to the Catalonian Independence movement caused the game to be postponed once.

It was in November that both teams decided to hold the game on December 18 – but now, as per a report by Goal, the postponed El Clasico has been pushed into doubt as well, due to a communique released by Tsunami Democratic on Tuesday.

According to the report, the Tsunami Democratic, which is a Catalan protest group advocating for a self-determination referendum in Catalonia, is responsible for the protests as they believe that Catalunya should become independent from Spain.

Tsunami Democratic has reportedly established four rally points around the Camp Nou stadium, and about 18,000 followers of the group are expected to turn out for an event which is rumoured to be held on December 18 itself.

However, their demonstration would disrupt the game which is also expected to begin at around the same time – which is why the La Liga are considering postponing it once again.

Right now, Barcelona and Real Madrid occupy the first and second positions respectively on the La Liga table, with 34 points each from 15 matches so far.

Reports: Arsenal handed major boost in manager search with key target set to leave current job tonight

Reports: Arsenal handed major boost in manager search with key target set to leave current job tonight

According to reports, Carlo Ancelotti the manager of Napoli, will leave his current job with the Serie A giants later tonight – paving the way for Premier League giants Arsenal to approach him for taking up the same role at the Emirates Stadium.

On Tuesday, the football reporter Fabrizio Romano who works for Sky SportsThe Guardian and Calciomercato, wrote on Twitter that Ancelotti is “seriously considering” to leave Napoli tonight after the UEFA Champions League match against K.R.C. Genk.

He further added that former AC Milan player and manager Gennaro Gattuso would be ready to become the new Napoli boss.

Check out the tweet shared right below:

As you can see, Romano has also written that Ancelotti has always been “appreciated” by the Arsenal board, which makes it evident that the English side are interested in appointing the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss as their new manager, following Unai Emery’s sacking on November 29.

Right now, Freddie Ljungberg is the interim manager at Arsenal and he has been expected to serve his role until the Gunners find someone to replace him permanently.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has had to fight off claims that various Napoli players have wanted him out of the club.

“The team is against the coach, they say. But it isn’t so,” he said after Napoli’s 2-1 defeat to Bologna in the Serie A last week.

“I have an excellent relationship with the squad. No one has ever failed to respect me. I don’t see any friction between the players and us,” he added further, before concluding:

“We exchange ideas every day, the situation must be resolved quickly because we are failing badly.”

Quotes via Mirror.

Reports: Barcelona to trigger €110million release clause of key target in January

Reports: Barcelona to trigger €110million release clause of key target in January

The latest word around the rumour mill is that La Liga giants Barcelona are so keen on signing Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez during the upcoming January transfer window that they are even willing to trigger his €110million release clause to force him out of the Italian team.

This is according to Diario Sport, who reports that Lautaro Martinez continues to top Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde’s wishlist for January, despite Inter Milan’s reluctance to sell him.

The Blaugranas are keen on signing a young striker as a potential successor for the ageing Luis Suarez, and Suarez himself has previously encouraged the club to do so.

“Barcelona are looking for or want to bring another number nine and it is nothing strange, it is the reality of football. It will be better for me and better for the club,” he had said during a recent interview.

Meanwhile, Diario Sport reports that the Serie A club’s reluctance to sell the young striker could result in Barcelona triggering his release clause – provided the player himself is interested in a move to Spain.

At the same time, Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta expressed hope that they can keep the 22-year-old striker for themself, despite the ongoing interest from the La Liga defending champions.

“He [Martinez] is a good boy and is grateful to Inter, and this is not the time to talk about a possible transfer or contract renewal. Lautaro knows very well the trust we have for him,” he said.

Reports: Zinedine Zidane’s plans to stop Lionel Messi during El Clasico revealed

Reports: Zinedine Zidane's plans to stop Lionel Messi during El Clasico revealed

On December 18, the iconic Camp Nou stadium will play host to one of the biggest football games of the year, as hosts Barcelona take on arch-rivals Real Madrid in a must-win game for both teams. Quite obviously, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is expected to be the biggest attraction in the match.

At the same time, reports suggest that Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane is busy preparing for the El Clasico – as all Real Madrid-vs-Barcelona matches are called – when his team will have to face an in-form Messi. According to Ovacion Digital, the Frenchman has already laid out some intricate plans to stop the Argentine talisman, who he believes will be the biggest threat to their La Liga title-winning hopes this season.

According to the Spanish publication, Zidane will be deploying Federico Valverde in the midfield, and the 21-year-old Uruguayan midfielder will be handed the additional task of man-marking Messi throughout the game.

This means that Valverde will have to follow Messi wherever he goes, while also serving as one of their three central midfielders at the same time.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old won his sixth Ballon d’Or award only last week, and earlier this week, he scored a stunning hat-trick against Real Mallorca in the La Liga, to keep Barcelona at the top of the league table.

He has also been rested for Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League game against Inter Milan, so that he can be fully fit a week later when Real Madrid visits the Camp Nou.

SEA Games 2019 Day 9 roundup: Singapore swimmer sets meet record as Philippines make history in terms of overall medal haul

SEA Games 2019 Day 9 roundup: Singapore swimmer sets meet record as Philippines make history in terms of overall medal haul

Welcome to FOX Sports Asia’s Daily Roundup of the SEA Games 2019, where will be highlighting the key events of each day at the 30th edition of the South-East Asian Games hosted by the Philippines.

Today was Day 9 of the SEA Games 2019, and it began with the Philippines winning the first-ever gold medal in the Esports event in the history of the SEA Games, beating Indonesia 3-2 in a hotly contested finale.

The feat was accomplished by the Philippines’ Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team on Sunday, who climbed their way up from the lower bracket playoffs to finish at the top of the podium in the SEA Games 2019.

ABS-CBN News reported that Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa, Karl Gabriel Carlito “Ribo” Ribo, Jeniel “Haze” Bata-anon, Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel, “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno, Allan Sancio “Lusty” Castromayor, and Jason Rafael “Jay” Torculas are the individuals to do the job for the Philippines and bring home the gold medal.

In the afternoon, Indonesia star athlete and SEA Games great Maria Natalia Londa dropped a retirement hint after winning her sixth career gold medal at the SEA Games 2019.

“I have counted. This is my sixth SEA Games, and [the gold] was my [SEA Games’] 12th medal. I see my run here as my last, but I don’t know, it really depends on PASI [the Indonesian Athletics Association], though,” Maria said after her win.

Later, Singapore swimmer Amanda Lim set a new personal best for the first time in around ten years, finishing the race in 25.06 seconds, ahead of Thailand’s Jenjira Srisa-Ard (25.32 seconds) and Jasmine Alkhaldi (25.48 seconds) of the Philippines. The time set by Lim has also been declared as a SEA Games record, as she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 as well.

After winning the gold medal, Lim said: “My previous best was 25.3 and I haven’t done a PB in like 10 years.”

“The SEA Games is always something pretty special to me. Made my first team when I was 14 years old, and here I am standing at 26 and still going for it,” she signed off.

In the evening, Philippines athlete Jamie Lim won the gold medal in Karate at the SEA Games 2019, held at the World Trade Center in Manila, the Philippines on Monday.

What makes Lim’s win all the more special, is the fact that she returned from a four-year academic break only five months ago, and the SEA Games 2019 is her first major tournament since the year 2015.

Last June, she graduated from the Philippines College of Science after finishing her degree in Mathematics, and on Monday, she defeated Indonesia’s Ceyco Zefanya, 2-1, in the finals of the women’s +61kg kumite in karate to secure what was the Philippines’ second gold medal in karate at the SEA Games 2019.

Later in the day, the Philippines also achieved a historic milestone, as they bagged their 113th and 114th gold medal at this year’s event and crossing their previous best of 112. Eventually, they also bested their own overall numbers from the SEA Games held in 2005, when they had won 290 medals in total.

At the end of Day 9, the Philippines had won 320 medals overall – including 128 gold, 93 silver and 99 bronze – in the SEA Games 2019.

The overall medals tally at the end of Day 9 is as follows:

The overall medals tally at the time of writing, was as follows:

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Philippines 128 93 99 320
Thailand 74 87 99 260
Vietnam 72 74 93 239
Indonesia 70 76 99 245
Malaysia 49 47 67 163
Singapore 49 40 59 148
Cambodia 4 6 31 41
Myanmar 3 17 46 65
Brunei 2 5 6 13
Laos 0 5 23 28
Timor-Leste 0 0 3 3

Reports: Premier League clubs on high alert as Real Madrid targets €200million-worth player sales

Reports: Premier League clubs on high alert as Real Madrid targets €200million-worth player sales

As per the latest reports, Real Madrid need to complete player sales worth €200million before the end of the ongoing 2019-20 season, in order to balance their books as per FIFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

It is Express that claims that the Spanish news agency Marca have reported that Real Madrid have spent too much money to sign new players, especially over the last few seasons in their bid to overthrow arch-rivals Barcelona from the top of the La Liga table.

For instance, Los Blancos spent €298million in the 2019 summer transfer window alone – as they signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea for €100million, Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for €60million, Eder Militao from FC Porto for €50million, Ferland Mendy from Olympique Lyonnais for €48million and Rodrygo Goes from Santos for €40million. However, they were unable to make money back through the sales of Mateo Kovacic and Keylor Navas among others.

As a result, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is fine with the club attempting to sell James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Mariano Diaz and Brahim Diaz during the upcoming January transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have been linked with Bale, while Arsenal and the United are said to be keen on signing Rodriguez.

Isco has been targeted by Manchester City but Zidane is likely to keep him for the remainder of the season before offloading him in the summer.

WATCH: Lionel Messi humiliates Barcelona teammates during training leaving fans in awe

WATCH: Lionel Messi humiliates Barcelona teammates during training leaving fans in awe

Barcelona would never sell Lionel Messi, and the reason is quite simple – it is because even they have not yet figured out a way to stop the Argentine genius when he is in his element.

Well, how do we know that just like their opponents, Barcelona stars are also helpless when it comes to stopping Messi?

A new video which surfaced online earlier this week proves it – as Messi can be seen zigzagging his way through the opposite team’s defence after the Barcelona squad decided to split into two and play against each other during a team training session.

Take a look at the video shared right below:

Needless to say, fans who watched the video were also left speechless.

“It’s scarier because he’s been training with some of these guys for years and they still can’t figure him out,” @etin_bobo observed, as @AbdulJibrin12 remarked: “This Messi is a cheat code not yet created”.

Meanwhile, @JamesDe17863405 said, “Ready to take the 7th Balon’dor next year” as he expressed confidence that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner can lift one more trophy next year, after winning the 2019 edition of the award only a week ago.

“When he scores everyone just keeps a straight face and continues training like it’s a normal business. He has immortalised himself,” @breezy017 concluded.

Check out more reactions right below:

Absolutely world-class. That is what Lionel Messi is.

Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo regrets Juventus move after Ballon d’Or snub

Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo regrets Juventus move after Ballon d'Or snub

The latest word around the rumour mill is that Cristiano Ronaldo regrets moving to Juventus from Real Madrid, after he lost out on winning the Ballon d’Or award in both 2018 and 2019.

This is according to the Spanish news agency ABC, who reports via Sky Sports that Ronaldo has told several former Real Madrid team-mates that he regrets leaving Real Madrid for Italian giants Juventus, as he believes that he would have won the 2018 and 2019 Ballon d’Or had he remained playing for the La Liga side.

The world of football definitely went into a shock in 2018 July, when Real Madrid announced that Cristiano Ronaldo had agreed on terms with the Bianconeri, following his national team Portugal’s exit from the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Juventus paid Los Blancos a reported transfer fee of €112million for the 34-year-old, who himself said that moving to Italy to play football was a “new challenge” which he was keenly looking forward to.

In the 2018-19 season, Ronaldo scored 28 goals and provided 10 assists in 43 appearances for Juventus across various competitions and also emerged as the Bianconeri‘s top-scorer of the season.

However, in the ongoing 2019-20 campaign, the 34-year-old has not really succeeded in finding form, having recorded only 8 goals and two assists in 17 appearances so far, across all competitions.

Reports: Ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery contacted by Premier League club over managerial job

Reports: Ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery contacted by Premier League club over managerial job

It has been reported that Unai Emery, who was sacked by Arsenal just ten days ago, has been contacted by another Premier League side – Everton – who asked him to take over their managerial role if possible.

This is according to Sky Sports, who reports that an informal meeting between Emery and Everton’s representatives was held in London on Sunday, and the former PSG boss apparently asked for more time to think about his next move following his sacking at the Emirates Stadium on November 29.

The report further adds that Emery is keen to continue improving his English as he sees England, as well as Spain and Italy as viable destinations ahead of agreeing on terms with a new club.

Arsenal appointed Freddie Ljungberg as the interim manager following Emery’s sacking, and the Gunners are believed to be on the lookout for a new manager.

At the same time, Everton are also on the hunt for a new boss, after they parted ways with Marco Silva last week. Chinese Super League (CSL) club Shanghai SIPG boss Vitor Pereira is currently on top of the Everton board’s list of replacements, as per Sky Sports.

Meanwhile, Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri are also keen on signing Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti as Pereira’s alternative.