Vietnam U22 kick off SEA Games training

By Lam Thoa   August 19, 2020 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

The U22 Vietnam squad commenced their SEA Games 31 campaign with a training session under heavy rain in Hanoi Tuesday.

At the Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents (PVF), the U22 players have had their first official training for SEA Games 31, hosted in Vietnam next year. Before that, they have gathered in Hanoi on Sunday and done their Covid-19 testing, which given a negative result for the whole team.

At the Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents (PVF), U22 players started their first official training for SEA Games 31, hosted in Vietnam next year. They had gathered in Hanoi on Sunday for Covid-19 testing, with all 48 members confirmed negative for the virus.

Unfortunately, one player had to go home because of injury. The remaining 47 players stayed fit and were divided into two teams by head coach Park Hang-seo. Assistant coach Lee Young-jin (wearing face mask) is in charge of team A.

Unfortunately, one player had to go home because of injury. The remaining 47 were divided into two teams by head coach Park Hang-seo. Assistant coach Lee Young-jin (wearing a mask) is in charge of team A.

Team B is in charged by another assistant coach, Kim Han-yoon.

Team B was overseen by another assistant coach, Kim Han-yoon.

[For Park Hang-seo, he stood on a higher ground to observe the players although the heavy rain caused some difficulties for him.

Head coach Park Hang-seo stood on a higher ground to observe the players although the heavy rain caused him some difficulties.

After warming up and some basic exercises, two teams played each other.

After warm-up and basic exercises, two teams were tasked to play each other.

Nguyen Hoang Duy (with the ball) is remembered for refusing to take part in match fixing with some other teammates in the U21 team of Dong Thap last year.

Nguyen Hoang Duy (with the ball) is fondly remembered for refusing to take part in match fixing with his U21 Dong Thap teammates last year.

Nguyen Van Toan (wearing neon gloves) is one of the five goalkeepers that got called up and also the most experienced among them, having won the SEA Games 30 gold with the U22 team last year.

Nguyen Van Toan (wearing pink gloves) is one of five goalkeepers called up and also the most experienced, having won SEA Games 30 gold with the U22 squad last year.

Because of the heavy rain, the first training session only took place in 90 minutes instead of two hours like normal.     The U22 team will continue training until August 27 and to keep the tactics secret, Park only allowed the press to approach the team 25 minutes for each training session.

Because of the heavy rain, the first training session only lasted 90 minutes instead of the normal two hours. The U22 team will continue training until August 27 and to keep their tactics secret, Park only allowed press access lasting 25 minutes per session.

 
 
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