|U22 national team. — Photo vff.org.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s head coach Park Hang-seo announced the list of 27 players for the U22 national team to prepare for the friendly against U22 China to be held in China on September 8.
This is the first friendly for the U22 team since they began preparations for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games 30 in the Philippines later this year.
The South Korean coach called on goalkeeper Bùi Tiến Dũng, defenders Hồ Tấn Tài, Huỳnh Tấn Sinh, midfielders Trương Văn Thái Quý, Triệu Việt Hưng, Phan Thanh Hậu, Bùi Tiến Dụng and striker Hà Đức Chinh.
Guus Hiddink, the current coach of the Chinese national team, was Vietnamese head coach Park Hang-seo’s partner over a decade ago. Both men worked together during South Korea’s successful 2002 World Cup campaign.
According to the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF), both the U22 team and the national team will take part in a training camp on August 26.
Due to the schedule clash, manager Park will place his assistant Kim Yan-yoon in charge of coaching the U22 team.
As planned, U22 Việt Nam will leave for China on September 6. — VNS