Vietnam reveal squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

October 07, 2021 | 23:11
Coaches of Vietnam’s U22 team on October 7 announced a lineup of 26 players who will take part in the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifiers in Kyrgyzstan.
Vietnam reveal squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifiers
A training session of Vietnam's U22 team. (Photo: Vietnam Football Federation)

Hanoi (VNA) - Coaches of Vietnam’s U22 team on October 7 announced a lineup of 26 players who will take part in the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifiers in Kyrgyzstan.

It is worthy of note that five of them are members of the national men’s football team which are playing at the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers, namely goalkeeper Nguyen Van Toan, defenders Nguyen Thanh Binh, Bui Hoang Viet Anh and Le Van Xuan, and midfielder Ly Cong Hoang Anh.

After Vietnam’s match against the hosts Oman in the World Cup qualifiers on October 12, these five footballers will return to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to join their teammates of the U22 team.

Other members will fly to the UAE on early October 8 to begin their training session there.

Vietnam’s U22 squad are set to play two friendly matches against Tajikistan on October 11 and Kyrgyzstan six days later.

The team will wrap up its training session in the UAE and travel to Kyrgyzstan on October 21.

In Group I of the U23 Asian Cup qualification round, Vietnam will play Chinese Taipei on October 27 and Myanmar on November 2.

VNA

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