Gulf heavy-weights Iran play underdogs Vietnam in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Vietnam and Iran are paired alongside Iraq and Yemen in Group D of the competition.
Carlos Queiroz’s men – the highest-ranked of the 24 nations involved in the competition – face Vietnam on Saturday on the back of a 5-0 thrashing of Yemen in their opening Group D fixture.
Vietnam, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back following a narrow 3-2 win against Iraq that has left them second from bottom and will seek for a response when they face the group leaders.
For the first time ever, twenty-four nations will compete in the pan-Asian competition instead of the usual sixteen. As such two additional groups have been added and the two best teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams will progress in the tournament.
When and where will the Vietnam Vs Iran, AFC Asian Cup 2019 take place?
Vietnam vs Iran, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Group D match will start at 04:30 PM IST on January 12 at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Which channel will telecast Vietnam Vs Iran, AFC Asian Cup 2019 match?
Vietnam vs Iran, AFC Asian Cup 2019 match will be broadcasted on Star Sports.
How to Watch the live streaming of the Vietnam Vs Iran, AFC Asian Cup 2019 online?
The live online streaming of Vietnam Vs Iran, AFC Asian Cup 2019 will be available in Vietnam on Hotstar web with the subscription, while the game can be streamed for free on mobile app of Hotstar.
Predicted XI for both Teams:
Potential Vietnam XI: Tuan Manh; Ngoc Hai, Tien Dung, Van Hau, Hong Duy; Trong Hoang, Xuan Truong, Huy Hung, Quang Hai; Cong Phuong, Van Toan.
Potential Iran XI: Beiranvand; Hajsafi, Montazeri, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji; Shojaei, Dejagah, Amiri; Ansarifard, Taremi, Azmoun.