This comes after the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) initiated plans to allow up to 20,000 fans, 50% of the stadium capacity, to attend the match. Providing that the VFF’s scheme is adopted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the national team will gain an important boost from home supporters.
In the two recent games played against Japan and Saudi Arabia, the My Dinh National Stadium was also allowed to open at 30% of capacity.
As scheduled, the national team is set to gather for a training camp in Hanoi on January 13. Ahead of this, head coach Park Hang-seo has called up 30 Vietnamese players to join the camp.
Currently, Vietnam have yet to pick up any points after six matches and are at the bottom of Group B of the final qualifying round, which they are competing in for the first time ever.