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Thailand vs Vietnam preview: Nguyen Quang Hai missed the plan to join the Vietnamese team

Thailand vs Vietnam preview: Nguyen Quang Hai missed the plan to join the Vietnamese team

Midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai had paperwork problems after the semi-final second leg of the AFC Cup 2019, so he returned to Vietnam later than expected.

Thailand vs Vietnam match information

Time: 20:00 (GMT+8) on September 5th

Venue: Thammasat stadium, Bangkok, Thailand

Competition: Group G of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier

"Nguyen Quang Hai and Pham Thanh Luong, Bui Tien Dung, Nguyen Thanh Chung and Mach Ngoc Ha had problems with their tickets so they could not fly with the team from Moscow to Hanoi as originally planned. The Hanoi club managed to solve the problem. this afternoon, they were on the plane, and the next morning they were with the Vietnamese team", Managing Director Nguyen Quoc Tuan shared with the rest of Hanoi club members when he arrived at the Noi Bai airport.

Nguyen Quang Hai and Thanh Chung are in the list of 27 players who are summoned to the national team, preparing for the match against Thailand on September 5th in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Asian region. According to the original plan, this morning the duo would join forces with the team to afternoon the same day to start training. The Hanoi club reported to Coach Park Hang-seo about the incident of Nguyen Quang Hai and Nguyen Thanh Chung.

In this meeting, Quang Hai was not selected by Park Hang-seo as a vice-captain like at King’s Cup 2019. However, he is still considered by the Korean military as a strategic card. Before the match against Thailand, Nguyen Quang Hai reached a high level, continuously creating and scoring goals in both AFC Cup, V-League and National Cup.

However, Coach Park Hang Seo is worried that his students will have physical problems. After drawing Altyn Asyr 2-2 to win tickets to the AFC Cup inter-regional finals (3-2 win in the first leg), the Hanoi club must go through a journey of more than 10,000 km, with 26 hours of travel from Turkmenistan back to Vietnam.

Apart from Nguyen Quang Hai and Nguyen Thanh Chung, Vietnam has not yet been served by Nguyen Cong Phuong. As planned, on September 2th, Sint Truiden's players flew straight from Belgium to Thailand to join the team.