|Defender Trần Đính Hoàng will miss his first AFF Cup tournament because of injury. — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Defender Trần Đình Hoàng will miss his first ASEAN Football Federation Cup because of injury. Hoàng suffered a meniscus cartilage tear some months ago. He was nearly well and was in South Korea for training last week. However, during one of his training sessions, the injury occurred again. According to doctors, Hoàng required a surgery to recover completely.
His absence will be lead to a huge gap in coach Nguyễn Hữu Thắng’s defence as he was the first-choice in the line-up’s right wing.
The AFF Cup will be organised from November 19 to December 17 in the Philippines and Myanmar.
Việt Nam will play co-host Myanmar on November 20, the first match of Group B, which also includes Malaysia and Cambodia. — VNS