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Defender Lam Anh Quang of Nam Dinh is named for the national team for World Cup qualifying match next month. Photo

The South Korean coach selected 27 players, including five strikers, 10 midfielders, nine defenders and three goalkeepers. The squad must be trimmed to 23 players at a later date.

Among them, defenders Lam Anh Quang of Nam Dinh and Nguyen Huu Tuan of HCM City have received their first call-ups.

Young players who have shone domestically like Do Thanh Thinh of SHB Da Nang and striker Nguyen Hoang Duc of Viettel have also been selected.


Ha Noi FC defender Doan Van Hau was also selected despite being injured.

Familiar names like midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai, defender Do Duy Manh, striker Nguyen Cong Phuong and senior forward Nguyen Anh Duc have also made the list.

Players will gather on August 26 in Hanoi and the head to Thailand on September 1. The match will be held four days later at Thammasat University Stadium in Rangsit, Pathum Thani Province, 40km from Bangkok.