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Vietnam’s coach Park Hang Seo shortlists 25 players for 2020 AFC U23 Championship in Thailand

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 13:56 GMT+7
Vietnam’s coach Park Hang Seo shortlists 25 players for 2020 AFC U23 Championship in Thailand
Ha Duc Chinh reacts after scoring the winner for Vietnam U23s against local league club Becamex Binh Duong in a friendly at Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, December 28, 2019. Photo: Nguyen Khoi / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s head coach Park Hang Seo on Saturday finalized his 25-men team for the 2020 AFC U23 Championship in Thailand next month, after a friendly with Vietnamese league club Becamex Binh Duong in Ho Chi Minh City.

The young Golden Dragons beat the club 1-0 at Thong Nhat Stadium thanks to a goal by striker Ha Duc Chinh.

The South Korean tactician Park announced a 25-strong squad in preparation for the U23 tourney from January 8 to 26, following the friendly match in District 10.

Goalkeeprs: Nguyen Van Toan (Hai Phong FC), Bui Tien Dung (Ho Chi Minh City FC), Y Eli Nie (Dak Lak FC).

Defenders: Nguyen Thanh Chung, Tran Dinh Trong, Bui Hoang Viet Anh (Hanoi FC); Do Thanh Thinh (SHB Da Nang FC); Ho Tan Tai (Becamex Binh Duong); Nguyen Duc Chien (Viettel FC); Le Ngoc Bao (Pho Hien FC); Huynh Tan Sinh (Quang Nam FC).

Midfielders: Truong Van Thai Quy, Nguyen Quang Hai (Hanoi FC); Bui Tien Dung (SHB Da Nang FC), Tran Thanh Son, Trieu Viet Hung, Tran Bao Toan (Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC); Nguyen Trong Dai, Nguyen Hoang Duc, Nguyen Huu Thang (Viettel FC); Nguyen Trong Hung (Thanh Hoa FC).

Strikers: Nguyen Tien Linh (Becamex Binh Duong), Ha Duc Chinh (SHB Da Nang FC), Tran Danh Trung, Nham Manh Dung (Viettel FC).

The team will move to Thailand on January 1 and play a friendly with Bahrain U23s in Bangkok two days later.

Park will eliminate two more players after the game.

Vietnam are in Group D with Jordan, the UAE, and North Korea in the finals of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship.

They will clash with the UAE on January 10, Jordan on January 13, and North Korea on January 16.

The three games will be broadcast live on national TV channel VTV6.

The Vietnamese finished second in the 2018 edition after a snowy final showdown with Uzbekistan, where they lost 1-2 in extra time.  

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