18-member Vietnamese squad arrive in India for AFC Women’s Asian Cup

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese women’s football team touched down in India on January 20 as they prepare for their first match of the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup against the Republic of Korea which is set to take place on January 21.

Upon arrival at Mumbai International Airport, all 18 footballers and the coaching team had samples taken as part of COVID-19 testing. They then spent three hours traveling to Pune where they will compete in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

As part of the procedures, the team must be isolated in a hotel before getting back negative test results against the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the morning of January 21. Due to the process, the national squad only have several hours to prepare for their first match against the RoK.

On January 19, 14 players of the Vietnamese women’s football team, who previously contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus during their training camp in Spain, tested negative for the virus, according to details given by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

The following day the team gathered along with four additional members for their upcoming matches in India.

The other players and two doctors who were diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus had remained in Spain for COVID-19 treatment.

The continental tournament is set to take place between January 20 and February 6 in India. Vietnam have been drawn in Group C and are due to play the Republic of Korea on January 21, Japan on January 24, and Myanmar on January 27.

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