|Strikers Nguyễn Văn Quyết of Hà Nội (left) and Nguyễn Công Phượng of HAGL (right) are among the 25 players selected for the AFF Cup. — Photo thethao247.vn |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s head coach Park Hang-seo has revealed his 25 players preliminary selected to compete at the upcoming ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018.
The national premier league’s defending champions Hà Nội contribute seven players including defenders Trần Đình Trọng and Đoàn Văn Hậu, midfielders Phạm Đức Huy and Nguyễn Quang Hải, and striker Nguyễn Văn Quyết.
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) have four names on the list including midfielder Lương Xuân Trường and strikers Nguyễn Công Phượng and Nguyễn Văn Toàn.
The team will train in Hà Nội before leaving for Laos on November 4 to prepare for the opening match with Laos in Group A on November 8.
On November 7, coach Park will officially name the 23 players who will take part in the AFF Cup which will be held at 12 different stadiums in Southeast Asia from November 8 to December 15.
Việt Nam are looking to win the regional title after a 10-year wait. They won the AFF Cup for the first time in 2008.
The South Korean coach took 30 players to prepare for the biggest football event in the region in South Korea, but has cut five since they returned home on Tuesday. They are Trần Minh Vương of Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, Phạm Văn Thành of Hà Nội, Đinh Viết Tú of Nam Định, Nguyễn Hoàng Quốc Chí of Khánh Hòa and goalie Nguyễn Văn Cường of Quảng Nam. — VNS