“Over the years, not only the Vietnamese team, but also the teams in Southeast Asia have made progress and the qualification gap has narrowed significantly.” general secretary vietnamese football (VFF) Lai Huaiying talks about the draw results AFC Cup 2022.
Vietnam is in Group B with Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Laos. The other group has Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and the winners of the qualifying rounds from Brunei and Timor-Leste.
Among Vietnam’s Group B opponents, Malaysia and Singapore are rated higher than Myanmar and Laos. These will be the two main opponents for teacher Park Hengrui and the students in the semi-final, final and championship tour. However, VFF general secretary Li Huaiying emphasized that the Vietnamese team cannot make assumptions in front of their opponents.
“These two groups bring together teams of comparable strength. The important thing is that we took advantage of the No. 1 seed when we played at home in two high-level games. It’s hard to appreciate, meeting Malaysia and Myanmar respectively, Prepared carefully for the away games against Laos and Singapore.” Le Hoai Anh, general secretary of the VFF, commented.
“Before the results of the draw come out, the VFF always determines the position, no matter which opponent is in the same group, the Vietnamese team must prepare the best. Vietnam has won the AFC Cup twice and is the only Southeast Asian team to perform well in the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, so it will definitely be highly respected by everyone. “opponent”.
In September next year, Park Hengrui and his students will be tested at the International Football Championship held by the VFF. There are two visiting teams from Singapore and India in this match. Singapore is also one of the four opponents in the group stage for Vietnam. VFF hopes this tournament will help Vietnam get off to a good start in the 2022 AFC Cup journey.