Troussier’s Dismissal Results in Compensation as Indonesian Players Fall Ill

News Update: Huge Compensation Issue for Coach Troussier, Indonesian Players Fall Ill, AFC Referee Assigned for Vietnam vs Indonesia Match, U23 Vietnam Training Trip in Tajikistan, and CAHN’s New Recruits

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) faces immense scrutiny from fans as they deliberate on the future of coach Philippe Troussier following the national team’s recent struggles. Despite the mounting pressure, VFF is constrained by the exorbitant compensation package tied to Troussier’s contract, which includes a hefty monthly salary of $60,000 with 30 months remaining, totaling approximately $1.68 million if terminated early. Troussier’s mandate revolves around steering Vietnam to the 2026 World Cup final qualification, offering a lifeline for extension or departure based on the team’s performance.

In a contrasting development, the Indonesian national team encountered setbacks upon arriving in Vietnam as several players, including Rafael Struick, Sandy Walsh, Ivar Jenner, Nadeo Argawinata, and Muhammad Rhyandi, fell ill, potentially jeopardizing their upcoming match against the Vietnamese squad. The Indonesian Football Federation expressed concerns over the players’ health due to weather-induced ailments, hoping for a swift recovery ahead of the crucial fixture.

Meanwhile, preparations for the Vietnam vs. Indonesia showdown at My Dinh Stadium on March 26 received clarity with the Asian Football Confederation appointing distinguished referee Faghani Alireza of Australian-Iranian descent to officiate the contest. Faghani’s track record includes overseeing Vietnam’s triumphs in the 2018 AFF Cup final and the 2019 Asian Cup quarterfinal, instilling a sense of optimism among Vietnamese supporters for a favorable outcome against Indonesia.

Amidst national team activities, U23 Vietnam concluded their training stint in Tajikistan, managing a draw in their final friendly against the hosts after a previous victory. The team’s return to Vietnam marks the end of a productive overseas trip, setting the stage for further preparations and reunions in early April.

On the club front, CAHN bolstered their roster with the acquisitions of Vo Huy Toan and forward Bui Ngoc Long, who impressed during his recent spells with U23 Vietnam and Japanese outfit Azul Claro Numazu. Alongside these signings, CAHN secured the services of former midfielder Pham Thanh Luong as an assistant to head coach Kiatisuk Senamuang, enhancing the team’s coaching staff for upcoming challenges.

As the football landscape evolves with ongoing developments, stakeholders navigate critical decisions and strategic moves to navigate the sport’s dynamic terrain. Stay tuned for more updates on the unfolding narratives shaping the football realm.

By Danh Nguyen | 13:26 March 24, 2024

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