A first-half goal from the penalty spot earned Indonesia a highly-anticipated victory against Vietnam in their second group-stage match at the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar on Friday evening (Vietnam time). Despite the urgency, Vietnam faced challenges in advancing attacks as their midfield encountered swift shutdowns each time they gained possession. They will play Japan in the final group-stage matchday next Wednesday while Vietnam will face Iraq. The 2023 AFC Asian Cup, held in Qatar until February 10, includes 24 teams competing in six groups using a round-robin format. Reigning champions Qatar are in Group A with China, Tajikistan, and Lebanon, while Group B includes 2015 champions Australia, along with Uzbekistan, Syria, and India.