|Vietnamese star midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải. – Photo tienphong.vn|
HÀ NỘI Vietnamese star midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải is named among the top six footballers who are set to shine at the 2019 SEA Games by the prestigious sport website FOX Sports Asia.
“22-year-old Hải will skipper Park Hang-seo’s Việt Nam at the SEA Games and nothing less than a gold medal will be on the minds of the travelling squadron that is brimming with young talent,” the sport website said.
Hải helped Hà Nội FC reach the Inter-Zone Play-Off Final of the AFC Cup 2019 this season and was also instrumental in the nation’s quarter final appearance at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 earlier in the year.
“Being the more experienced and most talented individual in the group, he will now be expected to inspire his teammates as they go in search for their first-ever SEA Games gold in men’s football,” the website added.
Making up the rest of the list FOX Sports Asia have included Supachok Sarachat of Thailand, Luqman Hakim of Malaysia, Stephan Schrock of the Philippines, Muhammad Rafli of Indonesia, and Faris Ramli of Singapore.
Việt Nam got off to a flying start on Monday as they crushed Brunei 6-0 in the opening match of Group B on Monday. – VNS