Vietnam asks for more players in men’s football at SEA Games

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has proposed raising the number of players in each team of the men’s football at the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) to 23, according to VFF Vice President Tran Quoc Tuan.

VFF Vice President Tran Quoc Tuan (Photo: bongdaplus.vn)

 


He madethe suggestion at a recent meeting of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) whichwas held in Laos.

Under theregulations of the AFF and the Southeast Asian Games Federation, each team canregister only 20 players in its official list and 30 in the preliminary one.

The VFF also asked to have 40 players named in the preliminary list, Tuan added.

At theend of the meeting, football bodies of the regional countries were asked tosubmit the idea to the 30th SEA Games organising board via their respectiveOlympic committees to realise the proposal.

At theprevious Games, male footballers had a tight schedule as they played a matchevery two day and teams qualifying for the final had to play seven matches injust half a month.

The 30th SEA Games is scheduled to beheld in the Philippines from November 30 to December 12, with a total of 523events of 56 sports.-VNA

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