FIFA fines Vietnam for rules violations during World Cup qualifiers

VOV.VN - The world’s football governing body FIFA has imposed a fine of CHF6,000, equivalent to US$6,475, on the Vietnamese national squad after six of the players were given a yellow card in their recent match against Saudi Arabia.

The match took place at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi of Vietnam on November 16, 2021, and was part of the final Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

As a result of these bookings, Nguyen Tuan Anh and Que Ngoc Hai won’t be able to play in the upcoming game against Australia on January 27 due to suspension.

In addition, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Van Toan, and Phan Van Duc were the other footballers to pick up bookings in the match against Saudi Arabia.

Elsewhere, Duy Manh and Duc Chinh have suffered injuries, meaning they are unable to travel together with their team mates in their away match against Australia on January 27.  Chief coach Park Hang-seo later called up some new faces to fill the gaps. .

The national squad are set to gather on January 13 and hold a short training camp in Australia from January 21 ahead of their World Cup qualifying clash with their hosts.

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