Vietnam’s strongest lineup ahead of crunch tie with Thailand
With the Vietnamese men’s national football team set to face bitter rivals Thailand in the Asian zone’s second qualifying round for the World Cup 2020 on September 5, here is how the team is expected to lineup:
Dang Van Lam will retain his position in goal after some strong displays in recent matches.
Defender Que Ngoc Hai is expected to captain the team as part of a back three
Defender Do Duy Manh
Defender Bui Tien Dung
Right wingback Tran Van Kien (second from left)
Left wingback Vu Van Thanh (first from right)
Centre midfielder Do Hung Dung
Centre midfielder Pham Duc Huy
Attacking midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai will be expected to bring a creative spark to Vietnam’s forward line
Forward Nguyen Van Toan
Forward Cong Phuong
It is thought that the team will lineup in a 3-4-3 formation.
Hanoi FC beat Altyn Asyr of Turkmenistan 3-2 in the first leg of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup Inter-Zone semi-finals at Hanoi's Hang Day Stadium on August 20 evening.