Sunday, June 10, 2007

U-23 players dominate Vietnam's Asian Cup squad

Vietnam coach Alfred Riedl has named a 23-man training squad including 12 players from the U-23 team for the AFC Asian Cup 2007. This follows the successful performance of the U-23 team which won South East asia's first ever spot in the third and final round of the Olympic qualifiers. The squad will begin practice on 18 June and will play two friendly matches – against Jamaica on 24 June and Bahrain six days later. Hanoi will host Group B matches for Vietnam, UAE, Qatar and Japan.

Goalkeepers: Duc Cuong (U23), Quang Huy, Hong Son; Defenders: Nguyen Van Bien (U23), Viet Cuong (U23), Phung Van Nhien, Quang Thanh, Nhu Thanh, Huy Hoang, Hung Dung; Midfielders: Vu Phong (U23), Cong Minh (U23), Minh Chuyen (U23), Mai Tien Thanh (U23), Dong Huy Thai (U23), Tan Tai, Tai Em, Minh Phuong, Duc Duong; Strikers: Anh Duc (U23), Cong Vinh (U23), Phuc Hiep (U23), Thanh Binh (U23).

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