VOV.VN - Fourteen players of the Vietnamese women’s national football team, who previously contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus during their training camp in Spain, have tested negative, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).
The testing results mean they are now able to fly to India to gather along with other members of the team for their upcoming matches in India.
This is a good piece of news for coach Mai Duc Chung and the entire coaching board who feared they would have an incomplete lineup for group matches.
If Vietnam are unable to meet the requirements of fielding 13 players who test negative for COVID-19, then team will automatically forfeit the opening game to their Republic of Korea 3-0, according to the tournament’s regulations.
Earlier, 10 members of the Vietnamese team, including six players, arrived at Hyatt hotel of Pune city (India) on January 16 for the coming Asian Cup.
Other players and two doctors who were diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were staying in Spain for COVID-19 treatment.
The Asian tournament is set to take place between January 20 and February 6 in India. Vietnam have been drawn in Group C, and they are due to play the Republic of Korea on January 21, Japan on January 24, and Myanmar on January 27.