|Former defender for the national side, Đoàn Việt Cường. — Photo thethao247.vn|
HÀ NỘI — After a two-year hiatus, former defender for the Việt Nam national side, Đoàn Việt Cường, is on probation with V. League 1 side HCM City.
Cường and his team won the ASEAN Football Federation Cup in 2008.
Cường used to play for Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, Navibank Sài Gòn and Xuân Thành Sài Gòn.
HCM City began their training in Nha Trang City in the southern province of Khánh Hòa. During the training, coach Alain Piard will test several domestic and foreign players to prepare for the second leg of the national premier league.
Alongside Cường, Piard will give Senegalese striker Abass Dieng a trial. Dieng, who played for Becamex Bình Dương , was named one of the top five foreign strikers in the league by the website footballchannel.asia and won the best foreigner player in Việt Nam award. At present, HCM City rank ninth out of 14 teams with 15 points in the table. — VNS