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Close-up of the green grass of My Dinh before the Vietnam – Japan match

The grass surface of My Dinh yard was green and flat, much more beautiful. Since the match in which the Vietnamese team welcomed the Australian team in the second match, the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia on September 7, the surface of My Dinh field has been criticized.

Immediately after that, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) requested the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and the organizers of the matches at My Dinh Stadium in the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia to urgently renovating and upgrading. Since then, the old grass layer of My Dinh yard has been peeled off to be replaced with a new layer of grass with special care. In addition, My Dinh Stadium has also upgraded functional rooms at the request of the AFC, including the organizers’ room, the referee’s room, the changing rooms of the two teams, the VAR room, the AFC’s monitoring room, medical room, press conference room.

The two matches of the Vietnamese team at My Dinh home ground against Japan (11.11) and Saudi Arabia (16.11) were welcomed by spectators. However, the number of spectators who can enter the field to directly support the red shirt team is limited to 12,000 people.


The first members of the logistics team of the Japanese team arrived in Hanoi on November 6. After that, the remaining members will come later on the 7th, 8th, and 9th November respectively. The total amount of luggage that the entire Japanese team carried during the trip to Vietnam was up to 9 tons.

In particular, the young talent Takefusa Kubo continued to be absent from the visit of “Green Samurai” in Vietnam (this player also did not play in 2 matches where the Japanese team lost 0-1 to Saudi Arabia and won the team. Australia 2-1). In addition, Ritsu Doan – the player who scored the only goal against Vietnam in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Cup before was not on the list of 27 players attending the Vietnam – Japan match because he had not fully recovered from his injury. but there has just been an announcement from the Japanese football federation that this player will be called up for an additional call.