VOV.VN - The Vietnamese national team gathered for a training camp on October 25 in preparation for two matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia as part of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next month.
Ahead of the gathering the squad welcomed the return of several players, including goalkeeper Nguyen Van Hoang, defenders Pham Xuan Manh and Do Thanh Thinh, along with midfielder Tran Minh Vuong.
Following Dang Van Lam, defender Nguyen Trong Hoang is another player who will miss out on the rest of the national team’s fixtures this year due to picking up an injury.
As a result of a busy schedule at the qualifiers for the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup, Park Hang-seo will be absent for the training camp. He has therefore appointed his assistant Lee Young-jin to direct the team before his return on November 4.
Moving forward, Vietnam are scheduled to play Japan on November 11 and Saudi Arabia on November 14.
This comes after a dispatch was sent to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism late on October 21, with the Hanoi municipal administration stating that the My Dinh Stadium will open its doors to vaccinated fans, with the number not exceeding 30% of the stadium’s capacity.