Luat rejected his invitation to join the national team, announcing his retirement.
This marks Khuong’s first summons to the national senior team. Last year, with good form, Khuong joined the U22 Vietnam team to train in China.
Khuong has been a rising star for Khanh Hoa in recent years. He played 18 matches in the national premier league last year and now is a key of defensive line of Khanh Hoa, who rank third out of 14 teams in the league’s rankings after nine rounds.