|Nguyễn Quang Hải. — Photo voh.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — England’s World Soccer magazine has named Vietnamese midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải in its unranked list of 500 most important players on the planet.
Hải was the hero of the Việt Nam national U23 team in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in China in January. Hải scored five goals at the continental event to help Việt Nam earn a silver medal for the first time in history.
His inclusion in the list showed the international media’s acknowledgement of Việt Nam’s recent results, especially in the AFC event in China.
Besides Hải, the magazine named leading footballers such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez. — VNS