Two players were absent from the 23 player list, defender A Hoang (23, from Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC) due to injury and striker Thanh Binh (23, from FLC Thanh Hoa FC) due to other competitive players for his position.

In Group D, Vietnam will play with rivals from Australia, the Republic of Korea and Syria.

A source from the Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai (China) said that some 60 fans, students and OV in Shanghai and surrounding areas, are set to be present at the stadium to support the national team.

U23 Vietnam roster

Goalkeeper: Dang Ngoc Tuan (SHB Da Nang), Bui Tien Dung (FLC Thanh Hoa), Nguyen Van Hoang (Sai Gon)

Defender: Bui Tien Dung (Viettel), Doan Van Hau (Hanoi), Nguyen Thanh Chung (Hanoi), Tran Dinh Trong (Sai Gon), Vu Van Thanh (Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC), Do Duy Manh (Hanoi), Le Van Dai (FLC Thanh Hoa)

Midfielder: Pham Duc Huy (Hanoi), Nguyen Quang Hai (Hanoi), Truong Van Thai Quy (Hanoi), Nguyen Trong Dai (Viettel), Bui Tien Dung (SHB Da Nang), Luong Xuan Truong (Gangwon FC), Nguyen Van Toan (Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC), Chau Ngoc Quang (Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC), Nguyen Phong Hong Duy (Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC), Phan Van Duc (Song Lam Nghe An FC), Pham Xuan Manh (Song Lam Nghe An).

Striker: Nguyen Cong Phuong (Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC), Ha Duc Chinh (SHB Da Nang)./.