Vietnam will not give up the AFF Cup 2020

Author: Paithoon Bundarik
14:00 | 07/04/2020

VFF affirmed that Vietnam always dedicates the highest focus to the AFF Cup arena taking place at the end of this year.

Recently, the Thai media reported that the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) is considering the option of not sending the national team to the AFF Cup 2020 or possibly dropping out of the tournament. If this becomes true, Vietnam will lose a formidable counterweight and the quality of the tournament will be somewhat affected.

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Vietnam is the defending champs of AFF Cup.

On the VFF side, General Secretary Tran Quoc Tuan expressed his opinion: "So far we have not received any official information from AFF or Thailand about the fact that they did not send the national team to participate. To participate in the AFF Cup. It is a problem for Thailand, especially for Vietnam, we must have a good preparation for the tournament. Vietnam is the defending champion, so we have to work towards protecting the throne successfully. "

Vice Chairman Tran Quoc Tuan also expressed concern that the impact of Covid-19 epidemic caused national professional leagues to be postponed indefinitely. He hopes that prevention is taking place in a positive way, V-League may return by mid-May or early June.

In addition, VFF has also worked with VPF to research the plan so that it is best prepared for the plans when the league can return. Finally, Mr. Tran Quoc Tuan reaffirmed that Vietnam will attend the AFF Cup with the strongest force.

"Professionally, Park Hang-seo will manage this. We will create the utmost in our ability to assist Mr. Park in the preparation process."


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