National footballers test negative, ‘bubble’ model in use

VOV.VN - All members of the national football team have tested negative for COVID-19 after several positive cases were detected in their hotel in Hanoi.

The Hanoi Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control issued an urgent notice on November 6 after eight people tested positive in Charmvit Tower and Grand Plaza hotel where the national team were staying for training.

All members of the team were tested immediately on November 6 evening, with the results coming back negative on the following day.

Coach Park hang-seo allowed the players to resume training under a bubble model that requires the players not to have contact with outsiders and not to leave the hotel.

In the coming day, the team will undergo a COVID-19 test every two days through the RT-PCR method to meet COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.

Vietnam will take on Japan in Hanoi next week as part of the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Vietnamese players are trying to complete tactical exercises in the hope of getting points against their Japan opponents.

Vietnam are currently staying at the bottom of Group B after losing their four first games to Saudi Arabia, Australia, China and Oman.