This will be the last gathering for the squad this year, during which they will play two friendly matches against the men’s national team at Cam Pha Stadium (Quang Ninh) on December 23 and Viet Tri Stadium (Phu Tho) on December 27.
The friendly games are part of Vietnam’s preparations for the 2022 World Cup AFC qualifiers, the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020, the 2022 AFC U23 Championship qualifiers and the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2021.
They are more significant as all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to a fund supporting flood victims in the central and Central Highlands regions.
To ensure professional requirements for the camp and the friendly matches, coach Park Hang-seo has given priority to players who performed outstandingly in the third gathering, such as Nham Manh Hung (Viettel), Tran Van Cong (Hong Linh Ha Tinh), Dung Quang Nho (Hoang Anh Gia Lai) and Le Minh Binh (Ba Ria-Vung Tau).
Notably, the U22 team will see the addition of PVF’s young talent Huynh Cong Den, who is also the pillar in the national U19 squad.
Vietnam U22s will travel to Quang Ninh on December 22 to prepare for their first friendly against the national team a day later. They will then return to Hanoi for continuous training before heading to Phu Tho for the second friendly match on December 27.
The following is the full list of all 24 players of the Vietnamese U22 team.
Goalkeepers: Trinh Xuan Hoang (Thanh Hoa), Tran Liem Dieu (Nam Dinh), Pham Manh Cuong (Viettel)
Defenders: Nham Manh Dung, Nguyen Thanh Binh (Viettel), Cao Tran Hoang Hung (Hue), Tran Van Cong (Hong Linh Ha Tinh), Hoang Xuan Tan (Nam Dinh), Nguyen Duy Kien (Hoang Anh Gia Lai),
Midfielders: Nguyen Huu Thang, (Viettel), Nguyen Van Minh (Hong Linh Ha Tinh), Ngo Duc Hoang (Hanoi), Phan Van Hieu (Nam Dinh), Mai Sy Hoang, Nguyen Van Viet (Song Lam Nghe An), Dung Quang Nho (Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Huynh Cong Den (PVF)
Forwards: Ho Thanh Minh (Hue), Le Xuan Tu, Tran Van Dat (Hanoi), Mai Xuan Quyet (Nam Dinh), Nguyen Tran Viet Cuong (Becamex Binh Duong), Vo Nguyen Hoang (Saigon), Le Minh Binh (Ba Ria-Vung Tau)