14:59 | 15/03/2017 Society
Coach Nguyễn Hữu Thắng has called up 21-year-old midfielder Trần Đình Khương of Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN to replace central defender Trương Đình Luật in the upcoming Asian Cup qualifying round.
Rising red star: Trần Đình Khương — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
Earlier, veteran Đinh Luat rejected the call-up to join the national team, announcing his retirement.
This marks Khương’s first summons to the national senior team. Last year, with good form, Khương joined the U22 Việt Nam team to train in China.
Khương has been a rising star for Khánh Hòa in recent years. He played 18 matches in the national premier league last year and now is a key of defensive line of Khánh Hòa, who rank third out of 14 teams in the league’s rankings after nine rounds.