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AFC U23 group D top 4 wonderkids: Nguyen Quang Hai & Ali Saleh glorified

AFC U23 group D top 4 wonderkids: Nguyen Quang Hai & Ali Saleh glorified

In the group D of 2020 AFC U23 Championship, there are 4 most notable names: Nguyen Quang Hai (Vietnam), Ri Yong Gwon (Korea), Omar Hani (Jordan) and Ali Saleh (UAE).

Nguyen Quang Hai (1.69m, 63kg): Vietnam U23's leader

Among the 92 players registered in Group D, Nguyen Quang Hai is well-known in Asian fan base. Quang Hai's talent does not need to be proven further after he shone in a series of tournaments in Vietnamese team colors.

At the Asian level, Quang Hai has made an indelible mark on the minds of the fans when he was the number one striker of Vietnam U23, contributing greatly to the team in the 2018 AFC U23 Championship.

In the national shirt, Quang Hai continues to contribute greatly in various achievements such as: AFF Cup 2018 title, reaching the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup 2019, currently leading the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers (group G - AFC).

This year, the 22-year-old midfielder can continue to be an important factor for the Vietnam U23's Olympic dream.

* Midfielder Ri Yong Gwon (1.8m, 73kg): DPR Korean U23's conductor

Team captain Ri Yong Gwon has proven his ability in the qualifying round of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship. Falling into Group G with Singapore, Mongolia and Hong Kong, the DPR Korea U23 won the top position quite impressively. In particular, the outstanding performance of Ri Yong Gwon is especially incredible.

Possessing tactical vision and good dispute ability, Ri Yong Gwon is considered to be the conductor of the DPR Korea U23's play style. If the Hwaebul FC midfielder can maintain the good form as shown in the qualifiers, he will be a great challenge for all opponents playing in the same position.

* Midfielder Omar Hani (1.73m, 76kg): fulcrum of Jordan U23

Omar Hani is one of the few Jordan players playing in Europe. That proves the level of this 20-year-old midfielder. At the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, as star Mohammed Al-Matari could not be present in the first two matches, the task of leading Jordan U23's gameplay will be placed on Omar Hani.

With good technical background and good tactical vision, in addition to modern football thought influenced by Europe, Omar Hani will be the fulcrum for the ambition to pass the group stage of Jordan U23.

* Striker Ali Saleh (1.77m, 67kg): The challenge of every defense

Saleh is the best young player in the UAE 2018 - 2019 season. Being only 20 years old as well as having the ability to play quite comprehensively, Saleh is considered the future of UAE football and one of the big players in Asia for the next few years.

This young wonderkid will be a challenge for every defense at the upcoming 2020 AFC U23 Championship. The UAE press said this tournament would be a step for Saleh to become a new star of Asian football. The opponents that want to get a good result against the UAE U23 must find a way to lock this striker.