Vietnamese players prepare for 3rd World Cup qualifier against Indonesia

By Lam Thoa   October 14, 2019 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese men’s national team practiced at Gelora Samudra Stadium in Bali Sunday for their upcoming match against the home team.

The training session on Sunday afternoon is the second one the Vietnamese team has had at Gelora Samudra field in Bali to get ready for the third World Cup qualification match, which will see they fight against Indonesia.

On Sunday afternoon, the men’s national team of Vietnam practiced for the second time at Gelora Samudra Stadium in Bali in preparation for their third World Cup qualification match against Indonesia, on Tuesday.

Captain Que Ngoc Hai had recovered from his muscle injure after the game in which Vietnam beat Malaysia 1-0 last Thursday in Hanoi.

Captain Que Ngoc Hai has recovered from a muscle strain he experienced during the World Cup qualifier against Malaysia in Hanoi last Thursday, when Vitnam earned a 1-0 victory.

Midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai, who scored the only goal that helps Vietnam defeat Malaysia, practices shooting.

Midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai, who scored the only goal to help Vietnam defeat Malaysia, practices shooting.

Striker Nguyen Cong Phuong has not scored any goals for Vietnam ever since the team entered the World Cup qualification round. He admitted that he has not been in his best state currently for spending most of the time sitting as a reserve at Belgian club Sint-Truiden. Phuong has started playing for Sint-Truiden Club since mid July following a one-year contract. Though he has on the list of players in six games of Sint-Truiden, Phuong he has just been put into the field for one game and stay for 20 minutes. Yet the striker, considered a key player of the team, said he does not feel the pressure and will do his best to tie it up.tion]

Striker Nguyen Cong Phuong smiles during the practice. Phuong admits that he has not been in his best state after serving as a reserve on the Belgian Sint-Truden Club prior to the Word Cup qualifiers.

Phuong began playing for Sint-Truiden Club in mid July following a one-year contract. Though he was listed on the roster for six games with the Belgian club, Phuong has on seen 20 minutes on the field, which was all in one match.

Defender Doan Van Hau currently plays for Dutch club SC Heerenveen. Insiders say the left back had performed well in the game against Malaysia.

Defender Doan Van Hau currently plays for Dutch club SC Heerenveen. The left back performed well in the game against Malaysia.

On the opposite side, right back Nguyen Trong Hoang (No.8) is now considered irreplaceable. Aside from his enduring physical strength that allows him to stay steady during the game, Hoang has been doing a good job in both attacking and defending.

Right back Nguyen Trong Hoang (No.8) is now considered "irreplaceable." Aside from his enduring physical strength that allows him to stay steady during the game, Hoang has been doing a good job in both attacking and defending.

Midfielder Do Duy Manh is said to be in his good and stable state. Manh has been coordinating in perfect teamwork with Que Ngoc Hai and Bui Tien Dung to the three-man midfield to serve coach Park’s strategy. Thanks to their contributions, Vietnam’s goal has been not been scored once through the two World Cup qualification game against Thailand and Malaysia.

Midfielder Do Duy Manh (R) has been coordinating perfect teamwork with Que Ngoc Hai and Bui Tien Dung in the three-man midfield, which serves as part of coach Park Hang-seo’s strategy.

Thanks to their contributions, Vietnam’s goal was not penetrated in the two World Cup qualification games against Thailand and Malaysia.

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam has now gained compete trust from coach Park.

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam has played a big role in keeping Vietnam's goal clean until now.

Coach Park throw balls to help his student practice. The win against Malaysia last Thursday has more or less reduced the pressure on him, Park said.

Coach Park takes part in a drill to help players practice. After a goalless draw against Thailand, the win against Malaysia has more or less reduced the pressure on him, Park said.

Vietnamese players did not seem to be stressful during their training session. For more than a decade, the Vietnamese national team has never snatched any victories in Indonesia.

Vietnamese players seemed relaxed during their training session. Vietnam will meet Indonesia at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

 
 
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