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Vietnam announce 23-man squad for 2020 AFC U23 Championship

Monday, January 06, 2020, 11:23 GMT+7
Vietnam announce 23-man squad for 2020 AFC U23 Championship
Vietnam's playmaker Nguyen Quang Hai is among the players to watch at the 2020 AFC U23 Championship in Thailand. Photo: Nguyen Khoi / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam U23s' head coach Park Hang Seo on Sunday unveiled an official list of 23 players to compete at the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, which will kick off in Thailand this week.

Park had shortlisted 25 footballers for the tourney and eliminated two after a training game against Bahrain U23s on Friday, where they suffered a 1-2 loss.

The tournament will last from January 8 to 26, featuring 16 teams from across Asia.

Vietnam U23s will compete in Group D with Jordan U23s, the UAE U23s, and North Korea U23s.  

They are scheduled to play the UAE U23s on January 10, Jordan U23s on January 13, and North Korea U23s on January 16.

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

Vietnam U23s were the runners-up in the 2018 edition, losing 1-2 in extra time to Uzbekistan U23s in a blizzard-like finale in China.

The Vietnamese squad for the 2020 tourney are as follows:

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

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

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

Forwards: Nguyen Tien Linh (Becamex Binh Duong FC), Ha Duc Chinh (SHB Da Nang FC), Nham Manh Dung (Viettel FC)

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