Vietnam gamers have fun within the AFF U23 Youth Championship sport in opposition to Singapore on February 19, 2021. Photograph by Vietnam Soccer Federation
With quite a few Covid-19 instances detected within the squad, coach Dinh The Nam has determined to name up six extra gamers earlier than dealing with Thailand in 2022 AFF U23 Youth Championship.
“The gamers have to assemble shortly for Covid-19 testing earlier than going to Cambodia in time for the sport with Thailand tomorrow,” a Vietnam Soccer Federation official instructed VnExpress on Sunday.
After the common Covid take a look at on Sunday, 12 instances had been detected among the many gamers.
The reinforcement gamers must bear PCR testing earlier than going to Cambodia and may not make it in time for the Thailand sport. Nonetheless, if Vietnam advance to the semifinals, these gamers will assist loads.
With a purpose distinction of +7, Vietnam are topping group C and can advance if drawing or profitable in opposition to Thailand. Vietnam can even transfer on as the most effective second-placed staff in the event that they lose however concede lower than seven targets as a result of they’ve a greater consequence than the second place of group A, Cambodia.
Covid-19 is hitting the 2022 AFF U23 Youth Championship laborious. Indonesia and Myanmar each withdrew from the match attributable to an absence of gamers. Singapore solely had 14 gamers for the sport with Vietnam final Saturday, through which they misplaced 0-7.