The fullback dedicated the goal to his father, who is bravely battling cancer in his hometown of Hải Dương.
Of the 23 players in the squad, in the little over two years since, eight of them have faced lengthy spells on the sidelines due to ligament injuries.
In the latest blow to the South Korean, left-back Đoàn Văn Hậu suffered a knee injury when he was playing for SC Heerenveen’s Jong Heerenveen during the Dutch tournament for junior teams yesterday.
As an experienced South Korean sports health expert, Choi Ju-young came to Việt Nam in April to work with the national football team.
HCM City will finish second in the league, while Hà Nội FC were crowned champions with two matches to spare.
Việt Nam’s head coach Park Hang-seo has sent a list of 26 players to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to prepare for the upcoming fixture between Việt Nam and Thailand on September 5 in the Asian zone’s second qualifying round for the World Cup 2020.
Nghiêm has been banned for two matches after a verbal altercation with referee Vũ Phúc Hoan in the previous game between Hà Nội and Sanna Khánh Hoà on Saturday.