OFFICIAL: Vietnam national coach announces 23-man list for World Cup 2022 qualifiers
Park Hang-seo picks 27 best players for this time call-ups. Most of players are experienced in many battles of the Vietnam seniors and U23 team.
Van Quyet, who is supposed and deserves to have a slot, turns out to be left back despite his high form in the league.
Besides, although duo Trong Hoang and Van Hau is suffering from injury, they are still called up to the national team for later consideration. Notably, Dang Van Lam (Muang Thong United), Cong Phuong (Sint-Truidense) and Van Thanh are the bright names on the list.
In addition, first-timers including defender Lam Anh Quang (DNH Nam Dinh), Nguyen Huu Tuan (HCMC), striker Ha Minh Tuan (Quang Nam), or defender Do Thanh Thinh (SHB Da Nang), Nguyen Hoang Duc (Viettel) were also given the opportunity in this rally.
Vietnam is scheduled to summon in Hanoi on August 26. Hanoi players are gathering later, on August 29 due to AFC Cup semis match against Altyn Asyr Club (Turkmenistan).
Vietnam will set out for Thailand on Spet 1 to prepare for the opening away match against hosts Thailand in the second qualifying round, which kicks off on the Thammasat Stadium on September 5.