HANGZHOU — The Saudi U-23 national football team secured a spot in the Round of 16 at the Asian Games after defeating Vietnam with a score of 3-1 in the third-round match of Group B.

The match took place at the Linping Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday.

Mohammed Al-Yami opened the scoring for the Green Falcons in the first half at the 43rd minute.

Mohammed Maran added the second goal from a penalty kick in the 86th minute, while Zakaria Hawsawi sealed the victory with the third goal in the 90th minute.

Vietnam scored a consolation goal in injury time at 90+3.

With this victory, the Green Falcons secured second place in the group with 7 points, only separated from the Iranian national team by goal difference.

The Saudi Olympic team had previously played a goalless draw against Iran and won 3-0 against Mongolia before this victory over Vietnam.

In the Round of 16, the Green Falcons will face the Indian national team.

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