Hanoi, Sept. 23 -- Vietnam failed to qualify for the AFC U16 Championship 2020, finishing second in Group H after a late defeat to Australia in their final fixture in Hanoi on September 22.
The hosts came in only needing a point to finish on top of the group and qualify for the tournament proper.
Vietnam took the lead in the 19th minute through Nguyen Cong Son, but the Aussies struck back in the 58th minute with a Bernardo Oliveira strike.
It looked like the two sides were going to split the points, but Luka Smyth scored with one minute left to play to give Australia a dramatic win.
With this defeat, Vietnam lost top spot of Group H and also the ticket to the finals in Bahrain to Australia./.
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