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9/4/2019 9:28:53 PM

Head coach unveils names for World Cup match against Thailand

Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo has announced a list of 23 players of national football team for the match against Thailand in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on September 5.

Members of the Vietnamese squad in a training session ahead of the match against Thailand (Photo: VNA)

Dang Van Lam of Muangthong United, Nguyen Tuan Manh of Khanh Hoa and Pham Van Cuong of Quang Nam FC will serve as the team’s goalkeepers.

Meanwhile, seven defenders comprise of Doan Van Hau, Do Duy Manh, Tran Van Kien, and Nguyen Thanh Chung of Hanoi FC; Que Ngoc Hai and Bui Tien Dung of Viettel and Nguyen Huu Tuan of Ho Chi Minh City FC.

There are nine midfielders in the team, with three of Hanoi FC (Pham Duc Huy, Do Hung Dung and Nguyen Quang Hai), four of Hoang Anh Gia Lai (Vu Van Thanh, Nguyen Phong Hong Duy, Nguyen Tuan Anh and Luong Xuan Truong), along with Nguyen Huy Hung of Quang Nam FC and Nguyen Trong Hoang of Viettel.

The team’s forwards will be Nguyen Anh Duc and Nguyen Tien Linh of Becamex Binh Duong, Nguyen Van Toan of Hoang Anh Gia Lai and Nguyen Cong Phuong of Belgian team Sint-Trudense VV.

The Vietnam-Thailand match will kick off at 7:00 pm at the Thammasat University Stadium in Pathum Thani province, 40 km from Bangkok.

Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and its affiliate Vietnam Television Corporation (VTC) have reached an agreement with the Next Media Solution JSC on the production and broadcasting of matches of the Vietnam national football team in the upcoming second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

Domestic fans will be able to watch live broadcasts of the two legs of the Vietnam-Thailand fixture on September 5 (away) and November 19 (home), and the three other home clashes between Vietnam and Malaysia (October 10), the United Arab Emirates (November 14) and Indonesia (June 4, 2020), Nhan dan reported.

The matches of the Vietnamese team will be produced and broadcast on VOV’s television and radio channels, such as VTC1, VTC2, VTC3, VTC9, and VOVTV (VietnamJourney); VOV1, VOV2 and VOV3; VOV Online Newspaper (VOV.VN); VTC News Online Newspaper (VTC.VN); apps VOVMedia and VTC Now; Next Media’s digital system (Fanpage next sport, youtube next sport); and the Fanpage of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF Channel).

Aiming to meet the needs of TV viewers and radio listeners across the regions, broadcasters VOV, VTC and Next Media will grant the broadcast rights to TV and radio stations nationwide if required.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup’s second qualifying round for Asia features 40 teams, divided into eight groups of five teams, playing in the home-away format.

Vietnam have been drawn in Group G with regional rivals Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as group favourites the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The eight group winners and four best runners-up will qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 to be held in China as well as the third and final round of World Cup qualifiers./.

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