VOV.VN - The Vietnam U23 national team are set to take on Iraq and Croatia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in late March as part of the U23 Dubai Cup 2022, an international friendly tournament.
Vietnam are scheduled to play Iraq in their opening match on March 23 before clashing with Croatia three days later. The next round will then take place on March 29 after the qualifying teams are identified from the initial two rounds.
These are the latest fixtures announced by the organizing board. Earlier on March 1, organisers announced the Vietnam vs Iraq match on March 23 and the Vietnam vs China game on March 26.
This highly-professional tournament will see the participation of 10 U23 teams, namely Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Japan, Qatar, Vietnam, China, Iraq, and hosts the UAE.
They will play in a round robin format, and all matches will be held at the Sevens, Dubai Police, and Al Awir stadiums in the UAE.
Chief coach Park Hang-seo will not be able to fly to the UAE with the U23 team as he was recently infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In addition, he will also be preparing for the last two World Cup qualifiers of the national team against Oman and Japan on March 24 and March 29.