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Gangwon FC to play friendly match in Vietnam

South Korean football club Gangwon FC will play a friendly match in Vietnam next month, a club official said Friday, as quoted by Yonhap.

The unnamed official said the K League Classic club will play a friendly match with a joined team of Ho Chi Minh City FC and Sai Gon FC in Ho Chi Minh City on June 9.

Gangwon, currently sixth in the K League Classic, signed Vietnamese international Luong Xuan Truong on loan earlier this year and they have been working to explore the Vietnamese market.

The Gangwon official said Truong will play in the friendly match at his home, but South Korean forwards Lee Keun-ho and Jung Jo-gook will not travel with the squad due to national team duties.

Truong has yet to make his K League Classic debut this season; however, the 22-year-old midfielder made his appearance with Gangwon’s first time squad last week at the FA Cup against Seongnam FC.

Truong previously made an appearance for Gangwon reserve team after recovering from a knee injury. He scored in the match but Gangwon reserve lost out 3-4 to Seoul E-land.