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SEA Games 30th men's football best XI: Indonesian Kepa, Ha Duc Chinh & Keo Sokpheng shone

SEA Games 30th men's football best XI: Indonesian Kepa, Ha Duc Chinh & Keo Sokpheng shone

As SEA Games 30th has witnessed the rise of many young talents, Live Sport Asia experts have chosen the best XI squad, including top strikers like Osvaldo Haay & Ha Duc Chinh.

SEA Games 30th men's football best XI

Goalkeeper: Nadeo Arga Winata (Indonesia U22)

Defender: Andy Setyo (Indonesia U22), Nguyen Thanh Chung (Vietnam U22), Firza Andika (Indonesia U22), Win Moe Kyaw (Myanmar U22)

Midfield: Do Hung Dung (Vietnam U22), Stephen Schrock (Philippines U22), Anon Amornlerdsak (Thailand U22)

Forward: Osvaldo Haay (Indonesia U22), Ha Duc Chinh (Vietnam U22), Keo Sokpheng(Cambodia U22)

SEA Games 30th mens football best XI: Indonesian Kepa, Ha Duc Chinh & Keo Sokpheng shone

Nadeo Arga Winata (Indonesia U22)

Goalkeeper Nadeo Winata was undeniable one of the findings of SEA Games 30th. Not only playing well to help Indonesia reach the final, Nadeo Winata is also noted for his eye-catching appearance, quite similar to Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga - the most expensive goalkeeper in the world. They have an equal height (186cm), moreover, their faces are relatively identical. If they stand side by side, many people will think they are brothers.

SEA Games 30th mens football best XI: Indonesian Kepa, Ha Duc Chinh & Keo Sokpheng shone

Despite making a mistake in the semi-final against Myanmar U22, Nadeo Winata's talent cannot be denied, and he will be the future of Indonesian football.

Andy Setyo (Indonesia U22)

Andy Setyo is the captain of Indonesia U22, and Indra Sjafri's team played impressively in this year's tournament depended largely to Andy Setyo's defense skills.

Nguyen Thanh Chung (Vietnam U22)

SEA Games 30th mens football best XI: Indonesian Kepa, Ha Duc Chinh & Keo Sokpheng shone

Playing in the center of a 3-man defense, Nguyen Thanh Chung is the most important factor in the defense system of Vietnam U22. The 1m82 center-back has had a lot of experience playing in the 2018 AFC U23 Championship, AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 or Asian Cup 2019. Thanh Chung also scored a crucial goal to Indonesia's net in the group stage.

Firza Andika (Indonesia U22)

Firza Andika is a 20-year-old left-back of Indonesian football. Impressive technique skills and comprehensive defensive ability is the strength of Andika, and he is considered the heir to the Indonesian legend Aji Santoso.

Win Moe Kyaw (Myanmar U22)

Win Moe Kyaw is an irreplaceable member of Myanmar U22's defense. In Myanmar's unbeaten record in the group stage, the 22-year-old's merits are great, as he contributes to both the offensive and defensive fields.

Do Hung Dung (Vietnam U22)

When No. 1 star Nguyen Quang Hai was injured, coach Park Hang Seo was right to choose Do Hung Dung as captain of Vietnam U22. Do Hung Dung has been a key player of Vietnam national football since AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, and now the SEA Games 30th campaign.

Taking a break at the opening match against Laos U22, Hung Dung played all of Vietnam U22's matches at the SEA Games, and he always successfully completed the assigned tasks in every position: the central midfielder as well as the winger. Do Hung Dung also scored the vital goal against Indonesia in the final, helping Vietnamese to the glory.

Stephen Schrock (Philippines U22)

SEA Games 30th mens football best XI: Indonesian Kepa, Ha Duc Chinh & Keo Sokpheng shone

Scoring 1 goal and contributing 4 assists for his team-mate, Stephen Schrock is the 'heart' of Philippines U22 in SEA Games 30th. Coach Goran Milojevic proved he was right by choosing Schrock as captain and was the U22+2 factor of the Philippines at the 30th SEA Games. However, only Schrock's talent was not enough to let the host gain a medal.

Anon Amornlerdsak (Thailand U22)

In Thailand U22's frustration at the 30th SEA Games, midfielder Anon Amornlerdsak still shone. Only 1m70 high, however, Anon has very good speed and technique. When coach Akira Nishino tended to rest Supachok, Supachai, Suphanat (Ekanit Panya injured) in several games, Anon Amornlerdsak became the most important factor of the Thai midfield in this tournament. He even scored 2 goals against Brunei U22.

Osvaldo Haay (Indonesia U22)

SEA Games 30th mens football best XI: Indonesian Kepa, Ha Duc Chinh & Keo Sokpheng shone

At the 30th SEA Games, Osvaldo Haay had 8 goals and is the best goal scorers, along with Ha Duc Chinh of Vietnam U22. The highlight of Osvaldo Haay is the versatility in the gameplay, along with the mischief and ability to score in any case.

On the field, the player born in 1997 can play as a striker, winger, or even play a central midfielder role. Thanks to the versatility of Osvaldo Haay, Indonesia U22 has a lot of diversified attack plans to surprise the opponents.

So far, Osvaldo Haay has 32 caps for Indonesia U22. According to Transfermarkt, the 22-year-old striker is worth about 225,000 euros.

Ha Duc Chinh (Vietnam U22)

SEA Games 30th mens football best XI: Indonesian Kepa, Ha Duc Chinh & Keo Sokpheng shone

Ha Duc Chinh had an impressive series of matches, having scored 8 goals since the 30th SEA Games group stage, including poker in a 6-0 victory over Brunei U22 in the opening match, and a hat-trick against Cambodia U22 in the semi-final. Ha Duc Chinh also shared the top position of the scorer list with Osvaldo Haay.

Despite Duc Chinh's main position is the top striker, he had to play more backward, drifting to support center-forward Nguyen Tien Linh in this tournament. However, this did not prevent the 1m73 striker shine in the 30th SEA Games.

Keo Sokpheng (Cambodia U22)

In the journey to the SEA Games' semi-finals for the first time in Cambodian history, their leader is certainly Keo Sokpheng. Keo Sokpheng's ability to dribble, speed and virtual turn used to hurt the Malaysia U22 or Philippines U22 defense. In addition to the striker position, Keo Sokpheng can also play well in the left midfield or left striker positions.