A stung Việt Nam immediately went on the offensive but had to wait until first half stoppage time for the equaliser, with Trần Nhật Lan drawing them level. Việt Nam Football Federation Trần Quốc Tuấn congratulated the team and decided to give them a bonus of VNĐ200 million (US$8,500). He said their encouragement played a key role helping Việt Nam earn a good result against India. The draw for the second round of the qualifiers will be held after the completion of the first round on March 12, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the second round, scheduled for June 3-11, the eight teams will be drawn into two groups of four teams.