23 players shortlisted for World Cup qualifier against visiting Australia

VOV.VN - Head coach Park Hang-seo has named 23 Vietnamese players for their September 7 match against visiting Australians in Hanoi as part of the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The match will see defender Tran Dinh Trong be sidelined due to his muscle injury, while another defender Do Duy Manh will not be able to join his teammates after he was red-carded in Vietnam's 3-1 loss away to Saudi Arabia on September 2.

Instead, Bui Hoang Viet Anh and Tran Van Kien will replace Duy Manh and Dinh Trong in the line-up

Elsewhere, defender Truong Van Thiet who was part of the squad that travelled to Saudi Arabia, has not been named in the shortlist. Instead, his Viettel FC teammate Bui Tien Dung will return to the national squad after recovering from injury.

Talented striker Cong Phuong will not also be able to play due to his family affairs.

The rest of the team look set to remain unchanged as they showed up in the match against Saudi Arabia.

Vietnam are due to take on Australia at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi at 7 p.m. on September 7. This will also mark the first match played in Vietnam to use Video assistant referee (VAR) and goal-line technology (GLT).

Vietnam are currently fifth in Group B after losing to Saudi Arabia in their opening match. Australia are top of the group following their 3-0 victory over China.

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