Suara.com – There is a possibility that the five core Vietnam National Team players will return to strengthen their team in the match against the Indonesian National Team in the second round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications in Asia Zone Group F.
These players are Que Ngoc Hai, Nguyen Tien Linh, Dang Van Lam, Nguyen Hoang Duc, and Doan Van Hau, who previously missed the 2023 Asian Cup due to injury.
The Vietnam national team, coached by Philippe Troussier, will face the Indonesian national team twice in the 2026 World Cup Qualification Asia Zone.
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First, they will visit the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK), Central Jakarta, on March 21 2024.
Five days later, it was Vietnam's turn to host when they faced the Indonesian National Team at the My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi.
According to reports from Vietnamese media, Danviet, the five players are likely to return in the near future, giving Philippe Troussier an advantage as coach of the Vietnam National Team.
“Philippe Troussier enthusiastically welcomed the potential return of key pillars such as Que Ngoc Hai, Nguyen Tien Linh, Dang Van Lam, Nguyen Hoang Duc, and most likely Doan Van Hau,” noted Danviet.
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“It is hoped that the return of these core players will increase the confidence of Troussier and his entire squad ahead of four crucial matches in the 2026 Asia Zone World Cup Qualifiers,” commented Danviet.
Vietnam is firmly aiming for retaliation against the Indonesian national team, considering that the team nicknamed the Golden Star Warriors suffered a painful 0-1 defeat in their meeting at the 2023 Asian Cup.
Contributor: Imadudin Robani Adam