Park Hang-seo to call up players ahead of 2022 AFF Cup

VOV.VN - Head coach Park Hang-seo is scheduled to call up 36 footballers to the Vietnam national team to prepare for the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup slated for late December.

Most of the players will gather together at the National Youth Football Training Centre in Hanoi on November 22, while those from Hanoi FC, Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC, and Binh Dinh FC will convene later as they are participating in the National Cup on November 23.

The national team are due to take on Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund at 7 p.m. on November 30 at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi - a major test for Vietnam ahead of the 2022 AFF Cup due to run from December 20, 2022 to January 16, 2023.

They will also play a friendly match against the Philippines in December before starting the AFF Cup campaign.

The 2022 AFF Cup is Park’s final tournament in his capacity as chief coach. The Vietnam Football Federation earlier announced that the Korean expert would no longer coach the national team after the AFF Cup. His contract is to expire in January 2023.

Vietnam have been drawn in Group B and they will play two away matches against Laos and Singapore on December 21 and December 30, respectively. They will then play at home against Malaysia on December 27 and Myanmar on January 3, 2023.