In the wake of VFF Cup 2010 failure, Vietnam national team is now facing a lot of problems with the knee injury of target striker Nguyen Viet Thang adding to crisis of quality forwards. At the moment, majority of fans believe it's the right time for a change and VFF should allow Henrique Calisto to call up foreign-born players to strengthen the national team, especially Huynh Kesley Alves who is among top strikers of V-League. However, the final decision depends on the federation.
Below are the list of Vietnam's games featuring naturalized players:
2007 Vietnam 0-2 Brazil Olympic Team (Phan Van Santos)
2008 Indonesia 1-0 Vietnam (Phan Van Santos)
2008 Vietnam 2-3 Turkmenistan (Phan Van Santos)
2009 Vietnam 1-0 Olympiakos (Dinh Hoang La, Dinh Hoang Max)
2009 Kuwait 0-1 Vietnam (Dinh Hoang La, Dinh Hoang Max, Huynh Kesley Alves)