- LS V-League 2020 – Công Phượng’s team to launch blockbusters in HAGL clash19:26 | 24/07/2020
Công Phượng’ club HCMC FC will introduce a Costa Rican blockbuster duo for the second phase in the clash with HAGL in round 13 of V-League 2020.
The two foreign blockbusters of HCMC FC
On July 21st, the transfer window in the middle of 2020 season of Vietnam football was officially opened and it will take place until August 17th. This is the period football clubs expect much in which they can make changes in human resource, strengthen their force with both foreign and domestic players, to prepare to achieve set goals before entering the important second phase.
HCMC FC continue to show their great ambition as they have made changes by receiving new blockbuster foreign players but not old ones who used to play in Vietnam like other clubs. Because they are still playing in AFC Cup 2020, they have the right to register 4 foreign players, but coach Chung Hae Seong at present just possesses 3 after saying goodbye to Alex Lima.
According to recent news from the media, two foreign players which HCMC FC choose are the 1992-born, 1.8-meter-high Jose Guillermo Otiz, who is playing for Herediano football club and is a member of Costa Rica national team; and the 30-year-old, 1.76-meter-high Ariel Rodriguez who is playing for Saprissa football club.
Both Jose Guillermo Otiz and Ariel Rodriguez arrived in HCMC one week ago and have been in 14-day quarantine for Covid-19 pandemic prevention at the hotel where HCMC FC quarter. It is until July 30th that this duo can join in training sessions with teammates at the club.
This means that, it is soonest until the HAGL clash in round 13 of LS V-League 2020 on August 3rd that Jose Guillermo Otiz and Ariel Rodriguez can officially play for HCMC FC. If they can perform well and prove themselves and be signed, the one who has to leave a vacancy for them is Amido Blade. At that time, the 4 foreign players of HCMC include: centerback Pape Diakite (Senegal), mid-fielder Seo Yong Duk (South Korea), the striker duo Jose Guillermo Otiz and Ariel Rodriguez (Costa Rica).
At present, HCMC FC have 17 points and temporarily stand at the 3rd position in the table after 10 rounds of LS V-league 2020, 5 points less than the leaders Saigon FC. Besides, Công Phượng and his teammates have also get a spot in the quarter-final round of National Cup Bamboo Airways, and they can much possibly enter the next round of AFC Cup as they are leading Group F after the first legs.
Source – Thethaohcm.vn
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