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Chinh named in top 11 players to look out for at AFC U23 champs

Update: January, 09/2020 - 15:47


Striker Hà Đức Chinh. – Photo

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese striker Hà Đức Chinh has been tipped as one of the players to watch out for at the AFC U23 Championship 2020 finals.

According to, Việt Nam’s ability to repeat their remarkable performance from 2018 when they reached the final rests on the shoulders of their strikers.

With 22-year-old forward Chinh set to lead the line, the powerful player will be looking to build on his recent fine form when he finished Việt Nam’s triumphant Southeast Asian Games campaign as joint top scorer.

Suphanat Mueanta of Thailand also made the top 11.       

Suphanat Mueanta has been no stranger catching the eye with his record-breaking ways despite his tender age. He was the youngest player to ever score in Thai League 1 at the age of 15 and then memorably played against opponents three years his senior at last year’s AFC U-19 Championship.

The Buriram United starlet, also the youngest scorer in AFC Champions League history, is set to be the youngest player at the upcoming AFC U23 Championship.

The website also picked Zhang Yuning of China,  Mohamed Al-Shamsi of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Daiki Hashioka of Japan, Abdulrahman Ghareeb of Saudi Arabia, Abdelrahman Moustafa of Qatar,  Bobir Abdixolikov of Uzbekistan, Allahyar Sayyadmanesh of Iran, Jeong Woo-yeong of South Korea and Jacob Italiano of Australia.

Việt Nam are in Group D with UAE, Jordan and North Korea. They will meet UAE on Friday and then will take on Jordan next Monday. They will wrap up the group stage against North Korea on January 16. — VNS


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