The head coach of the Vietnamese U22 squad Park Hang-seo has named midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai as the team’s captain ahead of the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.
As one of the country’s most talented players, Quang Hai is considered to be an integral part of Park Hang-seo’s plans, not just for Vietnam’s U22 side, but also for the senior national squad.
The Hanoi-born star has previous experience leading the country’s side, captaining Vietnam’s U22 team during the AFC U23 Championship 2020 qualifiers in March.
Along with the appointment of Quang Hai as captain, striker Nguyen Tien Linh and left back Do Thanh Thinh have been selected as the team’s vice captains.
Quang Hai and the rest of the squad will fly out to Manila, the Philippines, on November 22 to begin their participation in the SEA Games.
Upon arrival, Park Hang-seo will hold two training sessions ahead of their opening fixture against Brunei’s U22s on November 25.
Following this opening clash, Vietnam’s U22 side will face group games against Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand on November 28, December 1, December 3, and December 5, respectively.
Here is the full list of Vietnam’s U22 squad for the SEA Games 2019:
Goalkeepers: Bui Tien Dung (Hanoi FC), Nguyen Van Toan (Haiphong FC), and Phan Van Bieu (SHB Danang FC)
Defenders: Doan Van Hau, Nguyen Thanh Chung (Hanoi FC), Nguyen Trong Hoang, Nguyen Duc Chien (Viettel FC), Do Thanh Thinh (SHB Danang FC), Ho Tan Tai (Becamex Binh Duong FC), Huynh Tan Sinh (Quang Nam FC), and Le Ngoc Bao (Pho Hien FC).
Midfielders: Do Hung Dung, Nguyen Quang Hai, Truong Van Thai Quy (Hanoi FC), Trieu Viet Hung, Tran Thanh Son (HAGL FC), Nguyen Hoang Duc (Viettel FC), Nguyen Trong Hung (Thanh Hoa FC), and Bui Tien Dung (SHB Danang FC)
Strikers: Nguyen Tien Linh (Becamex Binh Duong FC), and Ha Duc Chinh (SHB Danang FC). VOV
Vietnam’s midfield Nguyen Quang Hai has been recognised for his quality over the past season by being named as the best player in the V.League during the 2019 season, as announced by the Vietnam Professional Football Company.
According to Q&Me, Quang Hai is the best-known player on the Vietnam national team.