Việt Nam will participate within the U23 Dubai Cup 2022 within the United Arab Emirates from March 20-30. — Photograph of VFF
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will participate within the U23 Dubai Cup 2022 within the United Arab Emirates later this month.
They’re one among 9 groups invited to play together with the hosts in the pleasant ten-day event which begins on March 20.
Việt Nam will face Iraq within the first recreation on March 23, after which China three days later.
Different groups collaborating are Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Japan, Qatar and Thailand.
Matches might be held on the Sevens, Dubai Police and Dubai stadiums.
The Dubai Cup was first held in 2017 however has been postponed for the previous two years as a result of COVID-19
The Việt Nam Soccer Federation mentioned some gamers from the U21 squad that received the AFF U23 Championship final week might be known as to the U23 crew to participate within the Dubai occasion.
It’s deliberate that gamers will collect for coaching on March 14 in Hà Nội.
They may most certainly be led by new coach Gong Oh-kyun as coach Park Grasp-seo is getting ready for the final two 2022 World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Oman on March 24 and Japan on March 29.
After the event, Việt Nam gamers will return for coaching in preparations for defending their title on the thirty first Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games in Hà Nội in Might and the AFC U23 Championship finals in Uzbekistan in June.
World Cup hope
VFF Performing President Trần Quốc Tuấn mentioned the 2022 AFF U23 Championship winners will make up the core of the Việt Nam crew who will vie for a spot on the 2026 World Cup.
These gamers overcame COVID-19 pandemic points and difficult rivals to win the event.
“Our gamers at this event had been from 18 to 21 years previous,” Tuấn mentioned.
“They’re our future hope for the 2026 World Cup when ASEAN international locations may have a greater likelihood to participate as FIFA has determined to extend World Cup members from 32 to 48.
“They may participate in lots of coaching camps and tournaments between at times to enhance their high quality.
“Nonetheless previously two years, a lot of the plans had been cancelled due to the pandemic, resulting in the shortage of alternatives to sharpen their abilities.
“We determined to ship them to the Phnom Penh occasion as it could be a great alternative for them to realize expertise and strengthen their aggressive thoughts.”
The VFF additionally plans to ship these gamers to compete on the nineteenth Asian Video games in China this September and subsequent yr they’ll vie for medal on the thirty second SEA Video games in Cambodia. — VNS