Troussier predicts injury woes for Vietnamese team: setbacks ahead

“Vietnamese Team Faces Challenges Ahead of World Cup Qualifiers Against Indonesia”

The Vietnamese national team is gearing up for two crucial matches against Indonesia in Group F of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. The team will face off against Indonesia on March 21 at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium before hosting them at My Dinh Stadium on March 26.

However, manager Philippe Troussier is facing a selection headache as several key players are sidelined with injuries. Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam, midfielder Que Ngoc Hai, defender Doan Van Hau, midfielder Nguyen Tuan Anh, and striker Pham Tuan Hai are all nursing injuries, with the latter set to be out for at least three weeks.

VFF Vice President Tran Anh Tu acknowledged the team’s injury woes, noting that the coaching staff is confident in the players’ determination and spirit. Despite Indonesia’s recent recruitment of naturalized players, Vietnam remains focused and determined to secure a spot in the third qualifying round of the 2026 World Cup.

The upcoming matches against Indonesia will be decisive in determining Vietnam’s fate in the qualifiers. The team is aiming for a second-place finish in the group, and a positive result against Indonesia will be crucial in achieving that goal.

With both teams facing challenges ahead of their encounters, the stage is set for an exciting and competitive battle on the football field. Stay tuned for more updates as the Vietnamese national team continues their quest for World Cup qualification.

Denis Hardin

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