National team to play friendlies against U22s

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese national men’s football team will play a series of friendly matches against the U22 squad in preparation for the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The friendlies are scheduled to be held while both the senior and U22 teams are participating in their respective training camps at the Vietnam Youth Football Training Centre in Hanoi.

It is hoped that the fixtures will provide head coach Park Hang-seo clarity as he seeks to finalise the list of footballers who will make the squad for the remaining international games this year.

Some of the upcoming matches include the World Cup qualifiers, the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, and the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

This comes after earlier this year friendly matches had been played between the senior team and the U22 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic making it too challenging for the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) to find any foreign teams to play against.

Head coach Park Hang-seo’s men will begin the final round of World Cup qualification games with an away match against Saudi Arabia on September 2, followed by a home match against Australia in Hanoi on September 7.

The national team are set to fly to Saudi Arabia on August 27 ahead of the game.

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