It is reported that the Vietnam national team will be strengthened by additional naturalized players at the 2023 Asian Cup. / Photo: Instagram @filipng1
HANOI – It is reported that the Vietnam national team will be strengthened by additional naturalized players at the 2023 Asian Cup. Vietnamese media also reported that Filip Nguyen’s naturalization process was running smoothly and would be completed in December 2023.
The Asian Cup will take place in Qatar on 12 January-10 February 2024. Vietnam joins the group with Indonesia, Japan and Iraq.
Returning to the Asian Cup made the Indonesian national team prepare optimally in order to achieve good results. Apart from holding TC in Turkey, PSSI is trying to complete the naturalization process for Jay Idzes, Nathan Tjoe-A-On and Justin Hubner.
It’s not just Indonesia that will be strengthened by naturalized players in the Asian Cup. It is also reported that Vietnam will soon have naturalized players at the event.
Vietnamese media, Bongda, reported that Filip Nguyen will be part of The Golden Stars – the nickname for the Vietnam national team – in the 2023 Asian Cup. Reportedly the transfer of citizen Filip Nguyen is going smoothly, so it will be completed in December 2023.
Filip Nguyen is a goalkeeper of Vietnamese-Czech Republic descent. He was born in Prague, September 14 1992, and is now 31 years old. The 192 cm tall goalkeeper graduated from the AC Sparta Prague academy. Meanwhile, Filip Nguyen had time to strengthen several teams in the Czech Republic League, namely Loko Vltavin, SK Union 2013, Vlasim, Slovan Liberec, Slovacko and Slovan Liberec.
Meanwhile, on July 1 2023, Filip Nguyen joined the Vietnamese League club, Cong An Ha Noi (CAHN) FC. This happened after CAHN FC paid IDR 6.95 billion to Slovacko.
It didn’t take long for Filip Nguyen to successfully show his quality as one of the best goalkeepers. Because, he was able to lead CAHN FC to become champions of the 2022/2023 Vietnam League.
Meanwhile, according to Bongda, Vietnam needs Filip Nguyen’s ability to become the main goalkeeper. The reason is, Dang Van Lam had difficulty adapting to Philippe Troussier’s strategy and made mistakes which resulted in Vietnam losing 0-1 to Iraq in the second match of Group F of the second round of the 2026 World Cup Qualifications in the Asian zone.