‘Saldink’ director Park Hang-seo goes on his last trip to Vietnam.
The Vietnamese national soccer team, led by coach Park Hang-seo, will participate in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Suzuki Cup), which opens on the 20th.
This tournament is the last tournament in which head coach Park Hang-seo leads the Vietnamese national team. 메이저놀이터 Coach Park, who took the baton of the Vietnam national soccer team in October 2017, plunged Vietnam into a crucible of enthusiasm with ‘Park Hang-seo Magic’.
The 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship runner-up announced the start of ‘Park Hang-seo Magic’, followed by the first semifinals in the history of the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup championship, and the 2019 Asian Cup finals quarterfinals It has made monumental achievements in Vietnamese football, such as advances.
In addition, in 2019 and 2021, he led the Vietnam U-23 national team and won two consecutive wins in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Although they failed to qualify for the finals, they also led Vietnam to the final World Cup qualifiers for the first time in history.
However, in October, coach Park Hang-seo and the Vietnam Football Association agreed not to extend the contract beyond January 31, 2023, when Park’s contract expires.
With this, coach Park Hang-seo ended his five-year partnership with Vietnam, and the last official tournament was decided to be the Suzuki Cup, which will be held from December 20th to January next year.
Attention is focusing on whether coach Park Hang-seo will be able to splendidly decorate ‘Last Dance’ by winning the Suzuki Cup.
The Suzuki Cup, dubbed the ‘Southeast Asia World Cup’, is an important tournament in which Vietnam’s pride is at stake. Coach Park Hang-seo was able to enjoy explosive popularity in Vietnam because he led his national team to victory in the 2018 Suzuki Cup. At the time, Vietnam lifted the championship cup in this tournament for the first time in 10 years.
Vietnam attempted to win a second consecutive title at the tournament held last year, but failed to advance to the final due to rival Thailand. Thailand, which defeated Vietnam, defeated Indonesia led by Shin Tae-yong in the final and lifted the Suzuki Cup trophy for the 6th time in its career.
Head coach Park Hang-seo is expected to focus all his energy on recapturing the Suzuki Cup in order to give Vietnam the last gift.
Meanwhile, in the Suzuki Cup, 10 countries from the AFF participate and are divided into two groups to play the group stage. Vietnam competes in Group B with Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Laos.
In addition to Vietnam, Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia and Kim Pan-gon’s Malaysia also competed, and the battle of resourcefulness between Korean commanders is drawing attention. The match between Vietnam and Malaysia, which belong to the same Group B, will be held on the 27th at 9:20 pm.