Vietnamese gamers obtain the championship trophy from AFF President Maj Gen Khiev Sameth. Photograph aseanfootball.org
HÀ NỘI — President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính have congratulated the nationwide U23 squad for his or her first ever AFF U23 Championship title, after an exhilarating event in Cambodia.
In a letter despatched to the crew, President Phúc wrote that the gamers confirmed Việt Nam’s robust willpower all through the event. They competed bravely and courageously in accordance with the spirit of the Gold Star Warriors. They deserved to win the championship trophy.
He requested the Việt Nam Soccer Federation (VFF) to supply a bonus worthy of the entire crew and to proceed to help younger footballers in order that Việt Nam can assert itself extra on the worldwide stage. It’s good preparation for qualification to the 2026 World Cup.
On the identical time, PM Chính wrote that it was a proud achievement for the crew who confronted challenges and difficulties because of COVID-19. With spirit and bravado, the ‘Golden Warriors’ overcame all, preventing for nationwide satisfaction and folks’s belief. Their journey introduced pleasure and happiness to the entire nation.
Defender Trần Quang Thịnh lifting the AFF trophy. Thịnh is the one participant who took half in all 4 matches on the event. Photographs AFC Asian Cup
PM Chính added that, along with the achievement of the lads’s and girls’s groups within the final month, Việt Nam has extra religion and hope within the growth of nationwide soccer.
He wished gamers and coaches good well being and extra success sooner or later.
He additionally recognised the contributions of native and abroad organisations, people and supporters, who inspired the crew to their outstanding victory.
On Sunday morning, the U23s acquired VNĐ4.2 billion (US$184,000) from the VFF and Hưng Thịnh Group, who’re the Vietnamese nationwide crew’s predominant sponsor, and the Việt Nam Fund for Younger Skills.
Other than the silverware, Việt Nam additionally set data on the regional event.
Captain Dụng Quang Nho and his teammates scored 9 targets in 4 matches, a document. Provided that eight gamers scored, this was additionally a document.
In addition they have been the one crew to win all their matches and stored a clear sheet within the event, the one crew within the historical past of the video games to take action.
Đặng Tuấn Hưng is the third-choice goalkeeper however got here dwelling a hero after retaining a clear sheet within the semis and the ultimate.
Of the 27 gamers initially chosen by coach Đinh Thế Nam, 22 have been finally dominated out because of accidents and COVID-19. Việt Nam have been the one crew that needed to strengthen their squad with extra gamers from dwelling.
Việt Nam despatched 4 goalkeepers to compete in Phnom Penh, and shot-stopper Trần Liêm Điều even ended up on the sphere as a striker.
Talking on the post-match briefing, coach Nam mentioned he was actually proud of the championship title. He congratulated and thanked gamers for giving him and Vietnamese supporters an incredible last, beating Thailand 1-0.
He additionally appreciated VFF, the Việt Nam Embassy and the Vietnamese folks in Cambodia for his or her help for the crew.
Coach Đinh Thế Nam is tossed within the air by gamers after profitable the AFF U23 Championship last. Việt Nam beat Thailand 1-0 on February 26 in Cambodia.
He nominated 5 gamers, who normally play for the U21s, to Park Dangle-seo’s squad for the thirty first SEA Video games this Might. VNS