‘Vietnamese Hero’ director Park Hang-seo begins his final journey… Opening of the AFF Championship

Head coach Park Hang-seo begins his final journey with the Vietnamese national soccer team.

The Vietnamese national soccer team, led by coach Park Hang-seo, will participate in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup, which will be held on the 20th (Korean time).

Established in 1996, the AFF Championship is held every two years. The 10 countries from the AFF are divided into two groups to play the group stage, and the first and second places in each group advance to the tournament to determine the winner. The matches will be held in a home and away format, and the finals will be held on January 13 토토사이트 (first leg) and 16 (second leg), 2023.

Vietnam were drawn in Group B with Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Laos. Head coach Park Hang-seo puts down the baton of the Vietnamese national team after this tournament. Coach Park, who took office in 2017, will expire on January 31 next year.

In October 2017, coach Park changed the history of Vietnamese football after taking the helm of the Vietnam National Team and the Under-23 (U-23) National Team at the same time.

Team A won the 2018 Suzuki Cup (now the Mitsubishi Electric Cup) in 10 years and reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. For the first time in the history of Vietnamese football, it has advanced to the Asian final qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar.

In the U-23 national team, he finished runner-up in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship and succeeded in advancing to the semifinals of the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in the same year.

Coach Park plans to reap the “beauty of the end” by winning the final tournament as the Vietnamese national team. Recently, VN Express, a Vietnamese media, also said, “I hope that Vietnamese players will present coach Park with the last championship. Coach Park deserves it.”

In this tournament, coach Park, Tae-yong Shin’s Indonesia, and coach Kim Pan-gon’s Malaysia will also participate, and Korean commanders will face each other.

In particular, coach Shin Tae-yong, who finished runner-up in the last tournament, is also aiming for the championship. Indonesia has only finished runner-up six times in the AFF Championship. Coach Shin writes a new history when he stands at the top of this tournament.

Coach Pangon Kim took the helm of the Malaysian national team earlier this year. Malaysia, led by coach Kim, will face coach Park’s Vietnam on the 27th.