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Laos AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 squad: Who's in and who's out?

04:15 WAT 20/12/2022
Laos AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 squad
Which players have Laos picked for the 2022 AFF Championship?

Laos are a regular at the AFF Championship, even if they have yet to survive the group stages.

In fact, they have not managed to win a single game since 2-1 victory over Cambodia in 2004.

They will be looking to end that barren run at the 2022 edition of the tournament, but know that a tough task lies ahead.

They were paired with the likes of Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam in Group B and will kick off their campaign with a home match versus title favourites Vietnam on December 21.

Here's a look at the squad selected by head coach Michael Weiss.

  • GOALKEEPERS

    All four goalkeepers chosen by Laos for the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup have just a few appearances between them.

    Keo-Oudone Souvannasangso is their most experienced goalkeeper and he also featured at the AFF Championship in 2020, making him the prime candidate for the No.1 jersey.

    NameClub
    Keo-Oudone SouvannasangsoLao Army
    Phounin XayyasoneEzra
    Chanthavysay Thiep AnongEzra
    Xaysavath SouvanhansokYoung Elephants
  • DEFENDERS

    Kaharn Phetsivilay is the most experienced centre-back in the squad and will be key to Laos' hopes to grind out results.

    He could line up alongside Anantaza Siphongphan, who has featured in all of Laos' last four games.

    NameClub
    Kaharn PhetsivilayYoung Elephants
    Thinnakone KongtakanLao Army
    Phonsack SeesavathEzra
    Vongsakda ChanthaleuxayEzra
    Inthachuk SisouphanLuang Prabang
    Anantaza SiphongphanEzra
    Nalongsit ChanthalangsyChampasak
    Phoutthavong SangvilayEzra
    At ViengkhamMaster 7
    Phetdavanh SomsanidChampasak
  • Boungkong Laos U23

    MIDFIELDERS

    Soukaphone Vongchiengkham will be the main man for Laos in midfield, with the Trat ace just a few appearances short of becoming his country's most-capped player, while he is also on his way to becoming their all-time top goal scorer.

    Phithack Kongmathilath is another familiar name Laos will be counting upon.

    Bounphachan Bounkong, however, will not be available for the AFF Championship.

    NameClub
    Kydavone SouvannyYoung Elephants
    Chanthavixay KhounthoumphoneEzra
    Oun PhetvongsaEzra
    Anousone XaypanyaEzra
    Manolom PhetphakdyYoung Elephants
    Phouvieng PhounsavathViengchanh
    Mitsada SaitaifahYoung Singh Hatyai United
    Soukaphone VongchiengkhamTrat
    Phithack KongmathilathNakhon Pathom United
  • Billy Ketkeophomphone Vietnam Laos AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

    ATTACKERS

    Laos has left out strikers like Visith Bounpaserth, Phouvieng Phounsavath and Anousone Xaypanya, who featured in their last few friendly games.

    Star player Billy Ketkeophomphone has made the cut, however, as has promising youngster Chony Wenpaserth.

    NameClub
    Chony WenpaserthEzra
    Ekkamai RatxachakChampasak
    Soukphachan LueanthalaChampasak
    Billy KetkeophomphoneFree Agent
    Phathana PhommathepEzra
  • STRONGEST XI

    In their last few games, Laos have gone with a 4-1-4-1 formation.

    Considering that as the basis, here is arguably the strongest Laos starting XI for the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022.

    Laos XI (4-1-4-1): Keo-Oudone Souvannasangso; Phoutthayong Sangvilay, Kaharn Phetsivilay, Anantaza Siphongphan, At Viengkham; Mitsada Saitaifah; Phithack Kongmathilath, Kydavone Souvanny, Chanthavixay Khounthoumphone, Soukaphone Vongchiengkham; Billy Ketkeophomphone

  • NOTABLE ABSENTEES

    As with every major tournament, there are always some important names who miss out for whatever reason and the AFF Cup is no exception.

    PLAYERCLUB
    Bouphachan BounkongYoung Elephants
    Phoutdavy PhommasaneMaster 7 FC
    Somxay KeohanamYoung Elephants