The Vietnam team ended the series of friendly matches in October, actively looking towards the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

The match against the Korean team at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the evening of October 17 also ended a series of 3 friendly matches during FIFA Days in October of the Vietnam team. All three opponents on this occasion are considered much stronger than the Vietnam team, so every match for coach Philippe Troussier’s players is extremely valuable, especially the match with the currently ranked 26th in the world – Korea.

  18/10/2023 16:32:50

It’s even more valuable when in the final match against Korea, the home team gave special respect to the Vietnam team by bringing the strongest squad to the field, including the players who are playing in Europe such as Son Heung Min (Tottenham), Kim Min Jae (Bayern), Hwang Hee Chan (Wolves), Lee Kang In (PSG),…

For their part, the Vietnam team also took full advantage of this rare opportunity to test the effectiveness of their playing style against an opponent of superior class and with the absence of a number of experienced veterans such as Doan Van Hau (injured and unable to participate), Que Ngoc Hai (injured in the match against China), Nguyen Quang Hai (injured in the match against Uzbekistan),…

With the large difference in level, the Vietnam team’s 0-6 loss did not come as much of a surprise. However, according to coach Philippe Troussier, what the players showed in this match was even better than the FIFA matches in June and September as well as the last two matches against China and Uzbekistan.

“We lost to our team with a score of 0-6. If you just look at this score, I know it will be difficult for you to realize right now that we have actually achieved certain positive points. Therefore, I don’t want to judge you only by today’s match and just look at the score of the match,” coach Philippe Troussier shared his feelings with his students after returning to the hotel.

Today (October 18), the Vietnam team will return home. The players will back to their club to start the new season. According to the plan, the team will reunite in mid-November to prepare for the match against Philippines team on November 16 and then return home to host the Iraq team within the framework of the FIFA World Cup 2026 Asian Qualifier.

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