Most notably, midfielder Do Hung Dung was added to the list after recovering from a serious injury which had caused him to miss the recent World Cup qualifiers.
However, the Korean coach also removed five players from the official list, including Ly Cong Hoang Anh, Ho Thanh Minh, Le Van Do, Pham Van Cuong, and Pham Tuan Hai.
The squad also features many popular names from previous senior national and U23 teams. According to the schedule, the largest Southeast Asian football tournament will be held from December 5 to January 1, 2022, in Singapore.
Vietnam will go into the competition as the defending champions and will play in Group B alongside Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Laos.
Elsewhere, Group A consists of Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and the winner of the play-off match between Timor-Leste and Brunei.
Vietnam’s 30-man squad for the AFF Cup 2020:
Goalkeepers (4): Bui Tan Truong, Nguyen Van Hoang, Tran Nguyen Manh, Quan Van Chuan.
Defenders (13): Do Duy Manh, Tran Dinh Trong, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Bui Hoang Viet Anh, Le Van Xuan, Vu Van Thanh, Nguyen Phong Hong Duy, Que Ngoc Hai, Bui Tien Dung, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Pham Xuan Manh, Ho Tan Tai, Do Thanh Thinh.
Midfielders (8): Nguyen Quang Hai, Pham Duc Huy, Do Hung Dung, Luong Xuan Truong, Tran Minh Vuong, Nguyen Tuan Anh, Nguyen Hoang Duc, Phan Van Duc.
Forwards (5): Nguyen Van Toan, Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Tien Linh, Ha Duc Chinh, Tran Van Dat.