VOV.VN - The Vietnamese national men’s football team are set to face Hong Kong (China) on June 15 in their first friendly match under the management of new head coach Philippe Troussier.
This information was recently unveiled by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) as the federation makes plans for the Vietnamese team to prepare for the upcoming qualifiers to the 2026 FIFA World Cup and the 2027 AFC Asian Cup.
Holding international friendly matches on FIFA Days in June, September, and October will help the Vietnamese team to accumulate points ahead of global tournaments.
Vietnam is scheduled to play in World Cup qualifiers on November 13 and November 21. The senior team will gather together on June 7 after the 11th round of the V.League 1 concludes.
Coach Troussier will have more time to scout talents based on their performances in the V.League 1.
The French coach has recently returned from Cambodia with the Vietnamese U22 team. He guided the young team to win a bronze medal in the men’s football at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 32).
The Frenchman's contract with the VFF will initially last for three years, from March 1 to July 31, 2026.