Veterans called up to national team for World Cup 2022 qualifiers

Friday, 2020-11-27 10:53:29
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The Vietnamese national team will reconvene on December 6 with 37 players. (Photo: VFF)
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NDO – On November 26, Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo announced a list of 37 players to be called up to the national team for the first gathering in 2020, in preparation for the remaining campaign of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in 2021.

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The list Park proposed to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) includes four goalkeepers, 15 defenders, 10 midfielders and eight forwards.

In addition to the popular names who have affirmed their positions in the squad, such as Que Ngoc Hai, Nguyen Trong Hoang, Nguyen Quang Hai and Nguyen Cong Phuong, the Korean tactician continues to maintain youth power in the team with the addition of outstanding U23 players, including defender Bui Hoang Viet Anh, midfielders Nguyen Hai Long, Nguyen Hoang Duc and Nguyen Duc Chien, and striker Nguyen Tien Linh.

Veteran striker Nguyen Van Quyet (Hanoi FC) returns to the national squad following his concerted efforts. (Photo: VNA)

Notably, this gathering of the national squad sees the return of many familiar names, such as Phan Van Duc (Song Lam Nghe An) and Ho Tuan Tai (HCM City), and especially the comeback of veteran keeper Bui Tan Truong and forward Nguyen Van Quyet, who experienced a successful 2020 season with Hanoi FC and was recently voted the most valuable player of V.League 1-2020.

As scheduled, the Vietnamese national team will convene training from December 6 to 28 in Hanoi, during which they will play two friendly matches with the Vietnam U22 squad.

The list of 37 players to be summoned for the national team’s first gathering in 2020:

Goalkeepers (4): Nguyen Tuan Manh (SHB Da Nang), Bui Tan Truong (Hanoi FC), Nguyen Van Toan (Hai Phong FC), Nguyen Van Hoang (Song Lam Nghe An)

Defenders (15): Ho Tan Tai (Becamex Binh Duong), Bui Hoang Viet Anh, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Doan Van Hau, Tran Van Kien (Hanoi FC), Vu Van Thanh, Nguyen Phong Hong Duy (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Pham Xuan Manh (Song Lam Nghe An), Sam Ngoc Duc (HCM City), Nguyen Van Viet, Duong Thanh Hao (Quang Ninh Coal), Nguyen Minh Tung, Vu Xuan Cuong (Thanh Hoa), Que Ngoc Hai, Bui Tien Dung (Viettel)

Midfielders (10): Do Hung Dung, Nguyen Quang Hai (Hanoi FC), Nguyen Tuan Anh, Luong Xuan Truong (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Giang Tran Quach Tan (Hong Linh Ha Tinh), Cao Van Trien (Saigon FC), Nguyen Hai Long (Quang Ninh Coal), Nguyen Trong Hoang, Nguyen Hoang Duc, Nguyen Duc Chien (Viettel)

Forwards (8): Nguyen Van Quyet (Hanoi FC), Nguyen Van Toan, Nguyen Cong Phuong (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Nguyen Tien Linh (Becamex Binh Duong), Phan Van Long, Ha Duc Chinh (SHB Da Nang), Phan Van Duc (Song Lam Nghe An), Ho Tuan Tai (HCM City)