The U.23 Vietnam team currently has 33 players and on April 29, Mr. Park eliminated the first player from the list. SEA Games 31.
Midfielder Mai Xuan Quyet due to not meeting the professional requirements, he became the first piece of the puzzle that could not stand in the U.23 team in Vietnam. Player of Nam Dinh team is not appreciated for the ability to dispute despite quite skillful personal technique. He also has not shown to be fully compatible with the tactical scheme that Mr. Park is applying to the team. This is quite unfortunate for Mai Xuan Quyet personally.
Midfielder Mai Xuan Quyet
On the evening of April 30, Vietnam U.23 team will leave Hanoi for Phu Tho, preparing for the 31st SEA Games. On the same day, Mr. Park will announce a list of 26 or 27 players who are likely to compete at the congress.
Thus, there will be 6 or 7 more players eliminated. Only 3 players are over age heroic, Hoang Duc, Tien Linh are sure. Currently, the team’s personnel situation has some difficulties such as midfielder Lieu Quang Vinh is being treated for an injury. Midfielder Dang Van Toi (added not too long ago) is also having to practice separately because it fits injury in practice on April 28.
Dang Van Toi (middle) when he first gathered the Vietnam U.23 team
Number of players who get Mr. Park choosing to go to Phu Tho is not the final list to attend the 31st SEA Games. On May 5 – the day before the first match against U.23 Indonesia, during the technical meeting, Mr. Park announced the registration list. 20 players (2 goalkeepers) attended the congress. During the competition at SEA Games 31, if there is a case of Covid-19each U.23 team will be able to replace up to 15 players.
However, the number of eliminated players still have the opportunity to attend the 31st SEA Games because they are allowed to retain the B squad, to serve as a backup plan for the A squad, if personnel problems happen unfortunately.
On 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, respectively, the teams of Group A will be present in Hanoi and move to Phu Tho (only the team from Group A). U.23 Indonesia travels by special plane). Outside the official field of play is Viet Tri Stadiumthe locality has prepared 2 training grounds for the teams of Group A, namely the Provincial Sports Complex, the Vietnam Paper Corporation and a backup training ground, which is Tam Nong district yard. Recently Mr. Park complained that the side yard of Viet Tri yard has many mounds of land, which can easily lead to injury. But this situation will not happen if other training grounds according to local reports, ensure quality.
Regarding the ticket issue of the matches of U.23 in the group stage Soccer men’s SEA Games 31 in Phu Tho, Local Organizing Committee expected to be sold with 3 denominations of 200,000 VND, 300,000 VND and 500,000 VND.