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.
At present, the UAE are third in Group G of the World Cup 2022 Asian zone’s second qualification round with six points, behind Thailand and Việt Nam, who both have seven.
Hải is a skillful player with the abilities of a leader who can manage the defence well and start attacks.
It’s a dream come true for the 20-year-old Vietnamese defender, signing for a top European side.
Speaking at the press conference, captain Quế Ngọc Hải said the Vietnamese squad have prepared well.