Asian newspapers report on Vietnam's national football team

Tuesday, 08/01/2019, 14:37 [GMT+7]

Asian newspapers report on Vietnam's national football team

Prior to the Asian Cup 2019, many prestigious sports newspapers in Asia have reported on the national football team of Vietnam. 
 
Some of the journalists who wrote about the Vietnamese team have not even watched Vietnam live at the stadium. They only observed the performances of the Vietnamese players such as Quang Hai, Cong Phuong, Van Duc, Ngoc Hai, Van Hau through television broadcasts and articles about the team playing in the AFC U-23 Championship, Asiad, and AFF Cup 2018.
 
In its article, FOX Sports Asia named Quang Hai among the “players to watch” for AFC Asian Cup 2019. The newspaper said that this 21-year-old player of Vietnam had been one of the brightest prospects not only in Southeast Asia but also in the whole continent. The journalist of FOX Sports Asia appreciated Quang Hai for his outstanding attributes such as impeccable technique, blistering pace, and his keen eye for goal. Quang Hai, the holder of Vietnam Golden Ball 2018, was described as a big hope of Vietnam in the 2019 edition of AFC Asian Cup.

 

Vietnamese players during a training session
Vietnamese players during a training session
 
Meanwhile, the Gulfnews of the United Arab Emirates reported that Quang Hai was showing his effectiveness in front of goal, and that coach Park Hang-seo was expecting Vietnam would have a good result in a tough group with Iran and Iraq at the continental tournament.   
 
As stated by the Sohu Magazine of China, after the successes in AFC U-23 Championship, Asiad, and AFF Cup 2018, the Vietnamese team under the guidance of coach Park Hang-seo was being expected to become a dark horse in the Asian Cup 2019. According to this newspaper, the team cohesion and collective strength would be a weapon helping Vietnam to advance to last 16 and even go further in the 2019 edition of Asian Cup. 
 
Isport of Iran reported that Vietnam would create problems for Iran and Iraq in Group D of the Asian Cup 2019 although the two teams from the Middle East had been highly appreciated than Vietnam. As written by Isport, Vietnam was the only team at Asian Cup with no players playing outside the country. However, with their recent impressive achievements in the regional and continental tournaments, Vietnam was surely going to be a tough opponent for any team at this tournament.
 
 
Le Quang (SGGP)
Translated by H.N