Philippe Troussier names national players for Doha Cup 2023

VOV.VN - Chief coach Philippe Troussier on March 16 announced a list of 23 players of the Vietnam U23 side to fly to Qatar for a friendly tournament Doha Cup 2023 due to take place later this month.

Troussier crossed out 11 names, of whom some were suffering injuries. Among those who will miss the tournament is Nguyen Van Tung (Hanoi FC) who performed well at the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup held in Uzbekistan.

The players are set to train in Hanoi on March 16-17 before flying to Qatar for Doha Cup.

Ten teams (Vietnam, Thailand, Iraq, UAE, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea and hosts Qatar) will compete in the Doha tournament in two groups.

Teams will be divided into pairs to play two matches each in the group stage, and will be then ranked based on their performance to identify pairs in the following matches.

Vietnam are scheduled to play Iran on March 23, and the UAE on March 26.

Doha Cup is a friendly tournament which is held annually in Qatar. The tournament is considered a big test for Vietnamse players before they flex their muscle at the coming SEA Games in Cambodia this May.  

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