Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

By Staff reporters   October 23, 2021 | 05:00 pm GMT+7
Vietnam U23 team had a training session Friday in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where temperatures dropped to six degrees Celsius.
Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

In the morning, there were snow and drizzle, which increased the humidity and cold in the afternoon, creating an uncomfortable condition for players. The team had to wear jackets while training.

Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

Despite the cold weather, the training session wasn't affected and the players completed it in two hours.

Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

In this session, coach Park Hang-seo prioritized teamwork attacks and finishing, which required high accuracy and concentration.

Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

Park is increasing the intensity of each session before slowing down for players to be on best form before playing Taiwan here on Oct. 27.

Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

Physical expert Cedric Roger oversees the training.

Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

To prepare for the U23 Asian Cup qualifiers, Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) initially planned for the team to train in South Korea or Japan. However, due to Covid-19, travel restrictions and quarantine regulations, the training location was changed.

Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

The team went to Dubai instead and played two friendlies there, before heading to Kyrgyzstan to acclimatize.

Vietnam train in cold weather for U23 Asian Cup qualifiers

Coach Park (R) and an assistant observe the training session.

After playing Taiwan, Vietnam will take on Myanmar on Nov. 2. All games will be hosted in Dolon Omurzakov, Kyrgyzstan.

Photos by Vietnam Football Federation

 
 
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