HANOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam national football team's Japanese coach Toshiya Miura yesterday inducted four U23 players into the national team to prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup's Asian Zone Qualifiers.
The four players are half-backs Vo Huy Toan and Tran Phi Son, full-back Nguyen Minh Tung and striker Nguyen Cong Phuong.
It is the first time Son and Phuong have been included in the national team. Tung and Toan wore the Viet Nam team jersey at the AFF Suzuki Cup last year.
Earlier, Miura called only 19 players for the qualifying round.
Viet Nam will meet Thailand in the opening Group F match in Thailand on May 24.
Before heading to Thailand, Viet Nam will have a friendly match with North Korea at National My Dinh Stadium on May 17. — VNS