HA NOI (VNS) — Dinh Tien Thanh, the U23 midfielder, will miss a friendly match against Hong Kong this Saturday because of a sprained ankle.
Although Thanh has already recovered from the sprain, he will not be ready yet by the time the match takes place at the Lach Trach Stadium in Hai Phong City.
Thanh, member of V-League's Hai Phong side, suffered the injury last week during a clash with a teammate in training.
He has returned to training for two days with specific exercises for his injury and is expected to return to active duty on the team soon.
The U23s, who defeated V-League 2's Ha Noi FC 3-0 on Saturday, will have a match against the national team in Ha Noi tomorrow before travelling to Hai Phong.
Coach Toshiya Miura will then shortlist the team with 20 players before leaving for the Incheon Asian Games on September 8. — VNS