Two Vietnamese national players contract Covid ahead of Australia shock


By Lam Thoa January 12, 2022 | 1:19 am PST

Nguyen Hoang Duc takes a photo during the SEA Games 30 game between Vietnam and Indonesia on December 1, 2019. Photo by VnExpress / Duc Dong

Nguyen Hoang Duc and Nguyen Van Toan are in quarantine due to Covid-19 and will miss several training sessions ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Australia.

Duc tested positive for Covid-19 on January 6. Although his rapid test result on Tuesday was negative, he will have to take a PCR test and remain in quarantine for at least four more days for the safety of other players on the national team. .

Toan is also in treatment for Covid-19 and will not be able to follow the national team’s training plan.

Duc and Toan are among 30 players that Coach Park Hang-seo called up for the away game with Australia on January 27 and the home game with China on February 1 in the final round of the qualifiers. world Cup.

Nguyen Van Toan during training.  Photo by VnExpress / Lam Thoa

Nguyen Van Toan during training. Photo by VnExpress / Lam Thoa

Australia has very strict immigration rules for Covid-19. Recently, Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic’s visa was canceled after he failed to meet the entry requirements for an unvaccinated traveler to Australia.

All members of the Vietnam national team received the third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine after the AFF Cup.

This is the first time Vietnam has made the final round of the World Cup qualifiers. The Golden Dragons are at the bottom of Group B having lost all six games so far.


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