Việt Nam national goalkeeper Đặng Văn Lâm will miss at least four matches of the 2022 World Cup’s final round qualification due to a shoulder injury. Photo vtc.vn
HÀ NỘI — Following Đoàn Văn Hậu, goalkeeper Đặng Văn Lâm is the next player to miss out on the rest of this year's World Cup’s final round qualification due to injury.
After the loss against Australia, Lâm returned to Cerezo Osaka. Unfortunately, the Russian - Vietnamese goalkeeper suffered a shoulder injury during training with the Japanese team.
According to doctors, it will take Lâm three months to recover and the 28-year-old player will definitely miss four matches against China, Oman, Japan and Saudi Arabia in October and November.
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) said: "For goalkeeper Đặng Văn Lâm, the board will continue to update information during his time at Cerezo Osaka in order to take the initiative in planning."
Last week, Lâm started playing for Việt Nam against Australia at Mỹ Đình Stadium in the second match of the third round of World Cup qualification.
Despite a massive effort, Lâm conceded the only goal of the match as the national team failed to produce an upset.
To replace the Cerezo Osaka’s goalkeeper, Coach Park had to call on Viettel FC’s Trần Nguyên Mạnh.
Mạnh is the fouth goalkeeper of the team in this gathering, alongside Bùi Tấn Trường, Nguyễn Văn Toản and Nguyễn Văn Hoàng.
"Lâm has not had much time playing for the national team recently. Before going to Saudi Arabia, he only had a few days to practise with his teammates,” coach Park said after the loss against Australia.
“I also want to create a competitive atmosphere in the team. Although Việt Nam lost, Lâm’s performance was still decent.”
On Wednesday, Park Hang-seo announced the official list of 32 players to prepare for the matches against China and Oman.
This will see the return of Nguyễn Công Phượng to the national team as well as new faces such as Nguyễn Xuân Nam and Nguyễn Trọng Đại.
The whole team started training from Thursday with 29 players, including four players from the U22 team: Lê Văn Xuân, Bùi Hoàng Việt Anh, Lý Công Hoàng Anh and Nguyễn Thanh Bình.
The team will return to the UAE to face China on October 7 at Shajah stadium. VNS