|Vietnamese defender Đoàn Văn Hậu (in red). — Photo thanhnien.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese defender Đoàn Văn Hậu is one of five young stars set to shine in Group A of the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup, according to the website of the event, affsuzukicup.com.
Along with his club teammate at Hà Nội FC, Nguyễn Quang Hải, Hậu is part of an exciting wave of young Vietnamese talent and is already an established senior international despite his tender years.
The 19-year-old has the attacking capabilities and defensive skills to star for one of the tournament favourites.
Hậu competed in the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea last year. He was a key player of the Việt Nam national U23 team in the AFC U23 Championship in China in January and in the Asian Games in Indonesia last month.
Besides Hậu, the website also named striker Akhyar Rashid of Malaysia, midfielder Lwin Moe Aung of Myanmar, winger Bounphachan Bounkong of Laos and midfielder In Sodavid of Cambodia.
In the upcoming AFF Cup, Việt Nam are in Group A with Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia.
Việt Nam will meet Laos in Vientiane on November 8, Malaysia at Hà Nội’s Mỹ Đình Stadium on November 16, Myanmar in Yangon on November 20 and will take on Cambodia at Hà Nội’s Hàng Đẫy Stadium on November 24. — VNS