Last year’s Nuti Cafe V-League 1 saw striker Nguyen Tien Linh lead the list of top scorers with 15 goals. The 22-year-old footballer has both good physical attributes and technical skills.
However, due to injuries he could not be named in the final squad for Vietnam’s U23 team.
In addition to Tien Linh, five other footballers have been cut from the squad including defender Truong Tien Anh of Viettel FC, Ngo Tung Quoc of HCM City FC, Phan Thanh Hau of HAGL FC, Luong Hoang Nam of Haiphong FC, and goalkeeper Y Eli Nie of Dak Lak FC.
Head coach Park Hang Seo has made the decision to leave them out of the squad for the upcoming tournament.
Following is a list of all 23 footballers selected for the AFC U23 Championship 2020 qualifiers:
Goalkeepers (3): Bui Tien Dung (Hanoi FC), Phan Van Bieu (SHB DN FC), Nguyen Van Toan (Haiphong FC).
Defenders (9): Nguyen Duc Chien (Viettel FC); Ho Tan Tai (Becamex Binh Duong FC); Doan Van Hau, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Tran Dinh Trong (Hanoi FC); Mac Duc Viet Anh, Do Thanh Thinh (SHB DN FC); Nguyen Van Dat (Hong Linh Ha Tinh FC); Huynh Tan Sinh (Quang Nam FC).content
Midfielders (7): Tran Thanh Son, Trieu Viet Hung (HAGL FC); Bui Tien Dung (SHB DN FC); Nguyen Hoang Duc (Viettel FC); Nguyen Quang Hai, Truong Van Thai Quy (Hanoi FC); Le Van Xuan (Hong Linh Ha Tinh FC).
Strikers (4): Ha Duc Chinh (SHB DN FC), Dinh Thanh Binh (Viettel FC), Tran Danh Trung (Hue FC), Le Xuan Tu (Hong Linh Ha Tinh FC).