Cong Vinh returns to national football team

Published: 03/06/2011 05:00



To prepare for the two
games against Macau at the first qualifier round of the World Cup 2014, coach
Mai Duc Chung has called up 23 players, including star striker Le Cong Vinh.

Cong Vinh was
absent at the AFF Cup 2010, due to injuries. At that competition, Vietnam was defeated by Malaysia in the semi-final and it
failed to protect the championship.

At V-League 2011,
Cong Vinh played in nine matches and scored only three goals for his club, Hanoi
T&T. However, coach Chung still picks up Cong Vinh.

The coach said that
his list is still open for any footballer who performs well in the upcoming
rounds of the V-League 2011.

In the list, senior
players who were used by former coach Henrique Calisto – Hong Son, Vu Phong,
Minh Chau, Tai Em, Quang Hai, Tan Truong, Tan Tai and Quang Thanh - are still

The two games
against Macau will take place on June 29, at HCM
City’s Thong Nhat Stadium and in Macau on July 3.

From now on, the
national football squad will practice at the Thang
Long Sports
Center in HCM City.

The list of players:

Goalkeepers: Hong Son (Hanoi T&T), Tan Truong (Dong Thap), Manh
Dung (Thanh Hoa)

Fullbacks: Minh Duc, Phuoc Tu, Minh Duc (Saigon Xuan Thanh), Anh Tuan, Long Giang (Navibank
Saigon), Quang Thanh (Binh Duong), Dinh Dong (Song Lam Nghe An), Viet Cuong
(Hoang Anh Gia Lai), Hoang Quang (Da

Halfbacks: Thanh Luong (Hanoi ACB), Duy Nam (Hanoi T&T), Minh Chau (Hai
Phong), Thanh Hung (Da Nang), Vu Phong (Binh Duong), Tan Tai (Khanh Hoa), Tai
Em (Navibank Saigon).

Strikers: Viet Thang (Ninh Binh), Cong Vinh (Hanoi T&T), Dinh Tung (Thanh Hoa), Ngoc
Anh (Song Lam Nghe An) and Quang Hai (Navibank Saigon).


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