National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

By Lam Thoa   May 28, 2021 | 01:57 pm GMT+7
Vietnam commenced their first training session in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Thursday to prepare for their upcoming World Cup Asian qualifying campaign.
National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

After all Covid-19 test results returned negative, coach Park Hang-seo immediately proceeded with team training, cheered on by a small number of fans.

They arrived in the UAE early on Thursday.

National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

Players trained at the Police Dubai training ground, eight kilometers from their hotel. The session started at 8 p.m. local time, the evening temperature recorded at 34 degrees Celsius.

National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

A 15-minute warm up supervised by coach Park Sung-gyun.

National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

(From L) Midfielder Tran Minh Vuong, defenders Do Duy Manh and Tran Dinh Trong train with doctor Choi Ju-young due to lingering, minor injuries.

National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

Defender Doan Van Hau (R) and midfielder Nguyen Hoang Duc have both recovered from ailments to recommence training.

National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

After warming up, Park split the team into groups to make multiple of the field.

National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

Keepers Bui Tan Truong, Nguyen Van Hoang and Nguyen Van Toan train with goalkeeping coach Nguyen The Anh.

National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

At the end of the session, Park divided players into two teams for a practice match unobserved by media.

National football team start training for World Cup qualifiers in Dubai

Vietnam are topping group G with 11 points. They will clash with Indonesia on June 7, Malaysia on the 11th and UAE on the 15th. Two wins out of three games will secure them a place in the final World Cup qualification round.

 
 
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