Coach Phan Thanh Hung has announced a list of 23 players on the national team to begin training in the capital city in preparation for three friendly matches.

The team comprises of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, 10 midfielders and two strikers.
Players from the top three teams in the V-League make up more than half of the team. There are four footballers from champions SHB Da Nang, six from second-placed club Hanoi T&T and three from third-placed squad Sai Gon Xuan Thanh.
Hung has also called up veteran players such as defenders Nguyen Van Bien of Hanoi T&T and Dao Van Phong of Khanh Hoa, goalkeepers Duong Hong Son of Hanoi T&T and Bui Tan Truong of Sai Gon Xuan Thanh.
Footballers Pham Thanh Luong of Hanoi FC and Le Tan Tai of Khanh Hoa, who are considered the country's best midfielders at this time, are also in the team.
Hung also placed his confidence in strikers Le Cong Vinh of Hanoi FC and Nguyen Quang Hai of Navibank Sai Gon.
The players will attend a training course from September 4-23 in Hanoi before playing three friendly matches.
The team will leave Hanoi for Malaysia to compete against the Southeast Asian defending champion in Kuala Lumpur on September 9. Then they will play two matches against Indonesia, one in Indonesia on September 15 and one on their home turf on September 22.-VNA