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Doan Van Hau: "I will not attend the 2020 AFC U23 championship"

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Doan Van Hau confirmed he would not attend the 2020 AFC U23 championship because this tournament is not on FIFA Day.

Doan Van Hau and Nguyen Cong Phuong returned to Vietnam to gather with the national team in the morning of November 11th. Both have trained with the whole team and are ready to play in the match against the UAE on November 14th.

Besides the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, Doan Van Hau is also an important player of U22 and U23 Vietnam at SEA Games 30th and 2020 AFC U23 championship.

Doan Van Hau will attend SEA Games 30 according to the agreement between Hanoi FC and SC Heerenveen. Hanoi FC had to spend 40,000 euros for the time when Van Hau returned. This is the condition that the Dutch team made.

However, in the 2020 AFC U23 championship, Doan Van Hau will be absent. Sharing with media, the Thai Binh defender confirmed: “The 2020 AFC U23 championship is not within FIFA Day so the club will not release people. Van Hau will not attend the tournament. Mr. Park will have a reasonable plan whether Hau or not”.

Without Van Hau, the tactical plan of Park Hang Seo will be certainly influenced at the tournament in Thailand. However, this was inevitable because the 1999 defender was playing at a football team in Europe.

Since moving to the Netherlands, Doan Van Hau has yet to play in the league with SC Heerenveen's first team. Sharing this, head coach Johnny Jansen wants to use Doan Van Hau after the player returns to the SEA Games.