Women footballers to depart for Asian Cup qualifiers next week

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese women’s football team are scheduled to depart for Tajikistan on September 17 in order to start their journey in the qualifying round of the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup.

All members of the squad have already received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are preparing medical examinations before their departure.

The women footballers are currently taking part in a training camp in Hanoi ahead of the Asian qualifiers.

They are set to play two friendly matches against the Vietnamese U15 men’s futsal team in Hanoi on September 11 and September 13. Following the two matches, head coach Mai Duc Chung will select 23 players for the national line-up before flying to Tajikistan.

The Asian Cup qualifiers are due to be held in Tajikistan between September 17 and October 12, with a total of 28 teams being divided into eight groups.

Vietnam are in Group B and will face Afghanistan, the Maldives, and the hosts Tajikistan on September 23, 26, and 29 respectively.

The best 12 teams will then progress to the final round of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup which is set to take place between January 20 and February 6 in India.

The top five teams will then go on to represent Asia at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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