Vietnamese athletes have had an outstanding 2019 at home and abroad. Việt Nam News looks at the top 10 events of the year.
The V.League will return to action today following a one-month break for the World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
Both Việt Nam coach Park Hang-seo and his counterpart Tan Cheng Hoe trained behind closed doors before the game, their first since the 2018 AFF Cup final last December.
Midfielder Lương Xuân Trường will be out of action for up to six months due to an injury to his right knee.
The trio are midfielder Lương Xuân Trường and striker Nguyễn Văn Toàn of local team Hoàng Anh Gia Lai and forward Nguyễn Công Phượng of Belgian side Sint Truidense.
Speaking at the press conference, captain Quế Ngọc Hải said the Vietnamese squad have prepared well.