Vietnam coach Park eliminates five players in lineup adjustment for UAE meeting

Monday, 2019-11-11 09:36:29
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The coaching staff and players of the Vietnamese national team pose for a photo together ahead of their training session on November 10 afternoon. (Photo: VFF)
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NDO – Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo on November 10 announced a 25-man squad in preparation for their upcoming Group G matches against the United Arab Emirate (UAE) and Thailand in the second round of the 2022 World Cup Asian qualifiers.

Accordingly, five players had to bid farewell to the national team, namely Ngo Hoang Thinh, Pham Xuan Manh, Ngan Van Dai, Nguyen Viet Phong and Tran Van Kien.

Among these players, the most pitiful case is midfielder Ngo Hoang Thinh. In the previous camp, Thinh had an eye problem than prevented him from continuing with the national team, and this time, he has suffered a groin injury and needs time to receive treatment and recover.

In a move to ensure the Vietnamese side’s competitiveness during the UAE and Thailand clashes, Park has also decided to summon three outstanding players from Vietnam U22s for the national squad, including Nguyen Tien Linh, Nguyen Trong Hung and Nguyen Hoang Duc.

Doan Van Hau and Nguyen Cong Phuong, who are playing for European clubs, returned to Hanoi early this morning and are expected to have their first training session with the national team in the afternoon.

As scheduled, the final 23-mand Vietnamese squad will be announced by Park Hang-seo on November 13, one day ahead of their meeting with the UAE at Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium.

The 25-man Vietnamese squad:

Goalkeeper (3): Dang Van Lam (Muangthong United), Nguyen Tuan Manh (Sanna Khanh Hoa BVN), Pham Van Cuong (Quang Nam FC)

Defender (7): Nguyen Thanh Chung (Hanoi FC), Do Duy Manh (Hanoi FC), Nguyen Huu Tuan (Ho Chi Minh City), Doan Van Hau (Heerenveen SC), Que Ngoc Hai (Viettel), Bui Tien Dung (Viettel), Le Van Dai (Thanh Hoa)

Midfielder (9): Vu Van Thanh (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Nguyen Phong Hong Duy (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Nguyen Tuan Anh (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Pham Duc Huy (Hanoi FC), Nguyen Quang Hai (Hanoi FC), Do Hung Dung (Hanoi FC), Nguyen Huy Hung (Quang Nam), Nguyen Trong Hoang (Viettel), Nguyen Hoang Duc (Viettel)

Forward (6): Nguyen Van Toan (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Nguyen Cong Phuong (Sint Truidense), Nguyen Anh Duc (Becamex Binh Duong), Ha Minh Tuan (Quang Nam), Nguyen Tien Linh (Becamex Binh Duong), Nguyen Trong Hung (Thanh Hoa)