Key players named in the squad include 2020 Golden Ball winner Huynh Nhu, Chuong Thi Kieu, Hai Yen, and Tuyet Dung, all of whom were a key part of the Vietnam squad that won a gold medal in the women’s football event at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019.
The majority of footballers named in the team come from leading football clubs across the country, such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Ha Nam.
The Vietnamese women’s national football team have been drawn in Group B, alongside the Maldives, Afghanistan, and the hosts Tajikistan.
According to FIFA, the eight countries from Asia who will directly qualify for the 2023 Women’s World Cup will be decided following the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. In addition, the country which finishes ninth will compete in a play-off match against a team from another continent.
The final round of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup is scheduled to be held in India early next year.