Vietnamese players head for AFF U19 Youth Championship

Wednesday, 2022-06-29 11:59:37
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The Vietnamese U19 team at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport on June 28. (Photo: VFF)
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NDO – The Vietnamese squad departed for Indonesia from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport on June 28 to compete in the 2022 AFF U19 Youth Championship, where they will be in Group A – considered the group of death with the presence of hosts Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines.

Group B is made up of Malaysia, Laos, Timor Leste, Cambodia and Singapore.

Head coach Dinh The Nam decided to bring along 27 players, including the 23 players on the officially registered list and four players as a backup plan in case of COVID-19 infection.

Meeting with the team ahead of their departure, acting President of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) Tran Quoc Tuan hailed the regional tournament as a good opportunity for the players to accumulate experience and improve their capabilities.

He encouraged the players to compete with a strong fighting spirit and great confidence, as demonstrated by their U23 seniors against continental powerhouses in the recent AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022.

For his part, head coach Dinh The Nam said that the team has made the best possible preparations. In addition, the coaching staff have thoroughly analysed the opponents’ tactics, strengths and weakness, and have already designed proper plans for the upcoming journey.

“Vietnam will try through each match towards conquering the top glory,” he stated.

As scheduled, Vietnam will play their Group A opener against Indonesia on July 2 before taking on the remaining teams of the Philippines on July 4, Brunei on July 6, Myanmar on July 8 and Thailand on July 10.

Following are the full members of the Vietnamese U19 squad.

Goalkeepers: Cao Van Binh, Ho Tung Han, Le Trung Tuan
Defenders: Vu Van Son, Nguyen Van Trieu, Trinh Hoang Canh, Ha Chau Phi, Nguyen Hong Phuc, Nguyen Bao Long, Nguyen Nhat Minh, Dang Tuan Phong
Midfielders: Dinh Thanh Dat, Nguyen Duc Viet, Nguyen Giai Tan, Nguyen Van Truong, Phan Lac Duong, Nguyen Anh Tu, Nguyen Minh Trong, Nguyen Dinh Bac, Le Quang Van Duyet, Nguyen Van Tu, Khuat Van Khang, Thai Van Thao
Forwards: Ta Viet Son, Nguyen Quoc Viet, Tran Quoc Dat, Nguyen Nhan Nghia