Vietnam AFC Asian Cup

Coach Park Hang-seo relies on U-23 squad for final Asian Cup qualifier against Jordan

Vietnam national team coach Park Hang-seo has relied on U-23 squad for the final game of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification against Jordan.

Although Vietnam have already secured their place at the UAE 2019 with a game on hand, coach Park and his side are targeting the top spot with a win over Group C leaders Jordan.

To prepare for this decisive match, Park called up 14 members from the U-23 team, who had played an important part in Vietnam team’s success at the AFC U-23 Championship in China this January, to his senior squad.

On the other hand, the Korean tactician strengthened his squad with experienced players, including Vietnam’s Golden Ball winner Dinh Thanh Trung, defender Que Ngoc Hai and striker Nguyen Anh Duc.

However, captain Nguyen Van Quyet was left out of the roosters for Jordan game, seemingly because of his two-match ban at V-League 1 so coach Park could not evaluate his current performance.

Vietnam’s squad for Jordan qualifier:

Goalkeepers: Bui Tien Dung (FLC Thanh Hoa), Nguyen Tuan Manh (Sanna Khanh Hoa BVN), Dang Van Lam (Hai Phong)

Defenders: Ho Tan Tai (Becamex Binh Duong), Do Duy Manh, Tran Dinh Trong (both Ha Noi), Vu Van Thanh (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Que Ngoc Hai, Pham Xuan Manh (both Song Lam Nghe An), Bui Tien Dung (Viettel), Lam Anh Quang (SHB Da Nang)

Midfielders: Vu Minh Tuan (FLC Thanh Hoa), Pham Duc Huy, Nguyen Quang Hai (both Ha Noi), Luong Xuan Truong, Nguyen Van Toan, Nguyen Phong Hong Duy (all Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Dinh Thanh Trung (Quang Nam), Ho Khac Ngoc, Phan Van Duc (both Song Lam Nghe An)

Forwards: Nguyen Anh Duc (Becamex Binh Duong), Nguyen Cong Phuong (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Ha Duc Chinh (SHB Da Nang)