Vietnam's national team to gather in early August in preparation for World Cup qualifiers hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Head coach Park Hang-seo has proposed a list of 31 players as part of the plan to prepare for the FIFA 2022 World Cup final qualifiers, said the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

Due to the highly competitiveness of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Korean coach Park continues to pick players who have a lot of experience in international tournaments. The called players include goalkeeper Bui Tan Truong; defenders Que Ngoc Hai, Bui Tien Dung, Do Duy Manh, Nguyen Trong Hoang; midfielders Nguyen Quang Hai, Luong Xuan Truong, Nguyen Tuan Anh, Phan Van Duc, Nguyen Hoang Duc; strikers Nguyen Van Toan and Nguyen Tien Linh.

Promising young players such as defenders Le Van Xuan and Nguyen Thanh Binh, and midfielder Ly Cong Hoang Anh will also partake in the lineup.

New faces such as defender Truong Van Thiet, midfielder Le Tien Anh and striker Pham Tuan Hai are also given a chance to join the team.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has been developing complicatedly, the remaining rounds of Vietnam's professional tournaments have still been postponed so there is an adjustment in the schedule of the gathering of the national team. Accordingly, the squad will gather in Hanoi for training from August 5.

Vietnam will compete in group B of the final World Cup qualifying round with Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China and Oman. The "Golden Dragons" will begin the campaign with an away match against Saudi Arabia on September 2, followed by a match against Australia at Hanoi-based My Dinh National Stadium five days later./.