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Vietnam AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 squad: Who's in and who's out?

11:30 AM SGT 20/12/22
Vietnam squad for the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup
Who has Vietnam manager Park Hang-seo picked for the 2022 AFF Championship?

Two-time AFF Championship winners Vietnam will enter the competition aiming to make amends for a somewhat underwhelming performance at the 2020 edition and to lift the trophy for a third time.

They were undone by rivals Thailand in the semi-finals last time around, with Chanathip Songkrasin proving the difference as he netted twice in the first leg, with Vietnam unable to bounce back in the return.

The Golden Star Warriors will be determined to do better now, but they will have to deal with Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar in the group stages first.

Vietnam kick off their AFF Mitsubishi Cup 2022 against Laos on December 21.

Who will make Park Hang-seo's starting XI, though?

Let's take a look at the available options!

  • dang van lam vietnam 2021

    GOALKEEPERS

    Dang Van Lam will likely be battling it out with Tran Nguyen Manh for the No.1 jersey, with both getting a chance between the sticks during the recent international break in September.

    Nguyen Van Toan is the other option in goal.

    NameClub
    Dang Van LamTopenland Binh Dinh FC
    Tran Nguyen ManhViettel
    Nguyen Van ToanHai Phong
  • Que Ngoc Hai of Vietnam in action

    DEFENDERS

    Vietnam have a nice mix of youth and experience in defence.

    Arguably their most experienced defender is Que Ngoc Hai, who has made over 50 appearances for the national team, featuring at multiple AFF Championships, as well as an Asian Cup.

    Do Duy Manh, Bui Tien Dung, Vu Van Thanh and Doan Van Hau are among the other experienced campaigners in Vietnam's defence.

    NameClub
    Nguyen Thanh BinhViettel FC
    Bui Tien DungViettel FC
    Bui Hoang Viet AnhHanoi FC
    Nguyen Thanh ChungHanoi FC
    Do Duy ManhHanoi FC
    Doan Van HauHanoi FC
    Que Ngoc HaiSong Lam Nghe An
    Ho Tan TaiTopenLand Binh Dinh FC
    Vu Van ThanhHoang Anh Gia Lai FC
    Nguyen Phong Hong DuyHoang Anh Gia Lai FC
  • Nguyen Quang Hai Vietnam

    MIDFIELDERS

    Star player Nguyen Quang Hai offers creativity in midfield, with Do Hung Dung adding stability and balance.

    Promising youngster Khuat Van Khang could be a bit of a wildcard option, with the 19-year-old scoring on his debut in the 4-0 friendly win over Singapore earlier this year.

    NameClub
    Nguyen Quang HaiPau FC
    Nguyen Hai HuyHai Phong FC
    Chau Ngoc QuangHoang Anh Gia Lai FC
    Do Hung DungHanoi FC
    Nguyen Tuan AnhHAGL FC
    Nguyen Hoang DucViettel FC
    Phan Van DucCong An Nhan Dan FC
    Khuat Van KhangViettel FC
  • Nguyen Tien Linh Vietnam Japan WCQ 2022

    ATTACKERS

    Nguyen Tien Linh and Nguyen Van Quyet are the two biggest names in attack, with Nguyen Van Toan also offering an experienced alternative.

    NameClub
    Nguyen Van QuyetHanoi FC
    Nguyen Van ToanHoang Anh Gia Lai FC
    Pham Tuan HaiHanoi FC
    Nguyen Tien LinhBinh Duong FC
  • Nguyen Quang Hai

    STRONGEST XI

    Tran is expected to start between the sticks at the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022, having performed well in recent international games, including a thumping 3-0 win over India in September.

    Then, Vietnam could opt for a three-man defence with Nguyen Than Binh, Do Duy Manh and Que Ngoc Hai.

    They usually prefer the lone man in a sweeping midfield position to support the defence and Hung Dung Do is going to be that player for Vietnam at the AFF Cup.

    The four midfielders ahead of him could be Doan Van Hau, Phan Van Duc, Nguyen Quang Hai and Nguyen Tuan Anh, with Nguyen Van Toan and Nguyen Tien Linh forming a two-man attack.

    Vietnam XI (3-1-4-2): Nguyen Manh Tran; Que Ngoc Hai, Do Duy Manh, Nguyen Thanh Binh; Hung Dung Do; Doan Van Hau, Phan Van Duc, Nguyen Quang Hai, Nguyen Tuan Anh; Nguyen Van Toan, Nguyen Tien Linh

  • Nguyen Cong Phuong Vietnam - Thailand

    NOTABLE ABSENTEES

    As with every major tournament, there are always high-profile names who miss out for whatever reason and the AFF Championship is no exception.

    Luong Xuan Truong is one such name, with Nguyen Cong Phuong another big name who's set to miss out.

    PLAYERCLUB
    Luong Xuan TruongHoang Anh Gia Lai
    Nguyen Cong PhuongHoang Anh Gia Lai