Cong Phuong’s fate decided; Hanoi mulls $500M stadium construction

Vietnam Football Update: Cong Phuong’s Fate Revealed, Hanoi Considers New Stadium, Indonesia Determined to Defeat Vietnam

On March 18, the Vietnam Football Federation confirmed the 28-player squad set to travel to Indonesia for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Striker Nguyen Cong Phuong faced uncertainty after sustaining a re-injury before departure. The VFF highlighted Phuong’s struggle to regain full fitness following a previous injury in Yokohama, affecting his availability for upcoming crucial matches.

Hanoi Club is considering the Thai Nguyen stadium, costing over 535 billion VND, as a potential home ground for the V-League in the future. Club Chairman Mr. Do Vinh Quang praised the stadium’s professional construction and expressed interest in exploring this option for Hanoi FC.

Indonesian midfielder Marc Klok remains determined to lead his team to victory against Vietnam, despite ongoing injury concerns. Klok emphasized the importance of defeating Vietnam in both matches to secure advancement in the World Cup qualifiers, acknowledging the competitive landscape due to Indonesia’s naturalized players.

Vietnamese midfielder Bui Hoang Viet Anh aims for at least four points against Indonesia. Stressing the need for a draw away and a win at home, Anh highlighted the team’s focus on maintaining their playing style and exploiting their strengths against a formidable opponent like Indonesia.

U23 Vietnam has arrived in Tajikistan for a training camp and friendly matches against the host nation’s U23 team. With Coach Philippe Troussier occupied with the senior national team’s fixtures, assistant Moulay Lahsen will oversee the U23 squad’s preparations. The friendly matches serve as valuable preparation for the upcoming 2024 U23 Asian Finals in Qatar.

Overall, the Vietnamese football landscape is abuzz with anticipation and strategic planning as key players and teams gear up for crucial fixtures and potential advancements in international competitions.

Denis Hardin

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