|Quế Ngọc Hải (right) was banned for one match for his dangerous tackle in the V.League match on Wednesday. In small picture: Trần Văn Kiên’s injuries after the incident. — Photo anninhthudo.vn|Viet Nam News
Hà Nội — National team captain Quế Ngọc Hải has been banned for one match by his club Viettel for committing a dangerous foul against Hà Nội FC in their V.League match on Wednesday.
The defender put a late tackle in on Trần Văn Kiên towards the end of the match, leaping with both feet and connecting with the Hà Nội player’s shins. Hải received a yellow card but coach Chu Đình Nghiêm of Hà Nội said afterwards it should have been red.
Viettel yesterday said Hải’s actions were dangerous and counter to the style of football the club want to play. He will be left ay home when the team travel to play Becamex Bình Dương on April 8.
Hải has sent apologies to Kiên.
The defender received a red card in the first league match of the season last and was sidelined in the second round and just returned to action on Wednesday.
Hải was banned for six months and asked to pay VNĐ800 million (US$34,400) for surgery for SHB Đà Nẵng’s midfielder Trần Anh Khoa after he broke Khoa’s leg in a dangerous tackle in 2015. Khoa had to retire and begin working as a coach. — VNS