In the 88th minute of the match between Vietnam and Malaysia, naturalized player Liridon Krasniqi made a dangerous foul on Hong Duy. Immediately after this situation, coach Park Hang-seo immediately ran from the training cabin to “complain”.
Mr. Park’s somewhat outrageous reactions caused him to receive the referee’s yellow card. Worse, this card makes the head coach of the Vietnamese team not be able to direct the students in the final match against the UAE.
According to the regulations of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the ban on duty when receiving enough penalty cards is applied to both players and officials of the teams. Coach Park Hang-seo will not be able to be in the directing area outside the touchline, attend the post-match press conference as well as enter the dressing room.
Mr. Park will still direct, plan and prepare everything for Quang Hai and his teammates before the ball kicks off. When the match officially takes place, assistant Lee Young Jin will be the “leader”, commanding the important battle of the Vietnam team.
Assistant Lee is a familiar name to Vietnamese football fans. This 57-year-old man is likened by Mr. Park to “the brain” and an effective right-hand man, the material that brings Vietnamese football to success.
At the 30th Sea Games final, assistant Lee Young Jin was also the one who directed Vietnam U22 to play from the 76th minute after Mr. Park received a red card.