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Vietnamese squad to face UAE: Nguyen Cong Phuong in, Nguyen Van Quyet out

Vietnamese squad to face UAE: Nguyen Cong Phuong in, Nguyen Van Quyet out

The list of Vietnam teams preparing for the next two matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifier has just been announced by Park Hang Seo on October 24th afternoon.

Of the 27 players preparing to play the UAE and Thailand, only one was called up for the first time: the defender Le Van Dai of Thanh Hoa. Otherwise, the most pitiful absent is the former captain Nguyen Van Quyet.

Vietnamese squad to face UAE: Nguyen Cong Phuong in, Nguyen Van Quyet out

Vietnam team will join forces in Hanoi from October 28th. Then Coach Park Hang Seo will evaluate and eliminate four players to close the list before entering two matches at My Dinh home ground in the 2022 World Cup qualifying - Asia. Vietnam team will meet the UAE in turn on November 14th and Thailand on November 19th.

Coach Park Hang Seo did not have much time to prepare for the team. Therefore, he prioritized calling the players who used to work together, familiar with the tactical scheme. Striker Nguyen Cong Phuong, center-back Do Duy Manh, midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai, Do Hung Dung, striker Nguyen Anh Duc ... have been with the Korean tactician since the first days he came to Vietnam.

Vietnam still has three members playing football abroad, including goalkeeper Dang Van Lam, defender Doan Van Hau and striker Nguyen Cong Phuong. Cong Phuong and Van Hau are expected to be on November 11.

Vietnam national team is second in Group G. The team has 7 points like Thailand but ranked behind due to worse goal difference.

"Our upcoming two matches at home are very important. UAE and Thailand are very strong, but if Vietnam is well prepared, we can completely win," said Park Hang-Seo coach.

List of Vietnam teams in the upcoming 2022  FIFA World Cup Qualifiers matches vs UAE & Thailand:

Goalkeepers (3): Dang Van Lam (Muangthong United), Nguyen Tuan Manh (Sanna Khanh Hoa BVN), Pham Van Cuong (Quang Nam)

Defenders (9): Tran Van Kien (Hanoi), Nguyen Thanh Chung (Hanoi), Do Duy Manh (Hanoi), Nguyen Huu Tuan (Ho Chi Minh City), Doan Van Hau (Heerenveen SC), Pham Xuan Manh (SLNA), Que Ngoc Hai (Viettel), Bui Tien Dung (Viettel), Le Van Dai (Thanh Hoa).

Midfield (9): Nguyen Tuan Anh (HAGL), Vu Van Thanh (HAGL), Nguyen Phong Hong Duy (HAGL), Pham Duc Huy (Hanoi), Nguyen Quang Hai (Hanoi), Do Hung Dung (Hanoi) ), Nguyen Huy Hung (Quang Nam), Nguyen Trong Hoang (Viettel), Ngo Hoang Thinh (Ho Chi Minh City).

Forwards (6): Nguyen Van Toan (HAGL), Nguyen Cong Phuong (Sint Truidense), Nguyen Anh Duc (B. Binh Duong), Nguyen Viet Phong (Viettel), Ha Minh Tuan (Quang Nam), Ngan Van Dai ( Hanoi).