In the past time, VFF has embarked on the naturalization procedure for Filip Nguyen with the hope that this goalkeeper will be able to legally wear the shirt of Vietnam. Of course, this move proves that Filip Nguyen has professionally met the requirements of Vietnamese scouts.
But it is likely that he will not be able to join the army of coach Park Hang Seo in the opening match against Thailand away from home on September 5. Because Filip Nguyen’s naturalization process has not been completed yet.
Accordingly, general secretary of VFF, Le Hoai Anh said: “We have already sent the application to the Vietnamese embassy in the Czech Republic. Other procedures are also being implemented. However, this will take time, so it cannot be done soon.”
However, in the event that Filip Nguyen is not present, Vietnamese fans do not have to worry too much, because we still have bright names like Dang Van Lam, Bui Tien Dung …
In particular, Van Lam is playing very well in the colors of Muangthong United. Recently, the Vietnamese-Russian goalkeeper was voted as the best player in the match between Muangthong and Chiangrai in the 19th round of the Thai League.
In the second qualifying round, Vietnam Tel is in Group G along with Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the UAE. This is a very interesting and unpredictable group. Therefore, good preparation in terms of personnel is a prerequisite for Vietnam Tel to make history, for the first time to pass the second qualifying round in a World Cup.