Việt Nam’s U23 workforce has been pressured to name up six extra gamers, because of COVID. They’ll face Thailand in a match that may resolve the winners of Group C on February 22. — Photograph of VFF
HÀ NỘI — Coach Đinh Thế Nam has been pressured to name up six extra gamers to strengthen his squad on the AFF U23 Championship, which is ongoing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The gamers will be part of their teammates right now, the identical day that Việt Nam faces archrivals Thailand in a Group C conflict on the Prince Stadium.
The reinforcements are wanted after 11 gamers and two teaching assistants returned constructive COVID-19 exams, inflicting a range headache for coach Nam.
Việt Nam obtained the dangerous information the day after thrashing Singapore 7-0, when six gamers returned constructive fast exams. This was on prime of the earlier 4 circumstances amongst gamers and workers.
With out the newest call-ups, Việt Nam solely has 16 gamers accessible for the match that may resolve who from Group C routinely advance to the knockout levels. Nevertheless, the issue might worsen as extra constructive circumstances might be introduced earlier than the match.
Based on the championship guidelines, groups can change a most of 10 gamers because of COVID-19.
The six gamers known as up are: Phan Tuấn Tài of Viettel, Đinh Quý from Quảng Nam, Vũ Đình Hai from Phù Đổng, and Huỳnh Tiến Đạt, Nguyễn Thành Nhân and Trần Bảo Toàn, all from Hoàng Anh Gia Lai. All of them carried out effectively within the current nationwide U21 championships.
Việt Nam is presently prime of Group C with a greater aim distinction to Thailand, who additionally defeated Singapore 3-1 final week.
A win or a draw towards Thailand right now will guarantee Việt Nam advance. Nevertheless, due to Việt Nam’s aim distinction, shedding by something lower than eight targets will see them by way of in second place.
Việt Nam is not the one workforce to be affected by COVID on the championships. Defending champions Indonesia withdrew a number of days earlier than the opening ceremony, because of COVID and accidents. Myanmar arrived in Phnom Penh, however couldn’t compete because of a scarcity of gamers. Singapore had solely 14 gamers after they confronted Việt Nam.
The match between Việt Nam and Thailand might be stay aired on VTV6 channel from 7pm. — VNS