Women footballers to vie for gold at regional competition

The national women’s football team will start training for the Southeast Asian Championship in Hanoi today.

Women footballers to vie for gold at regional competition
HCM City send seven players including national top scorer Huynh Nhu (left) to the national team who will compete at the Southeast Asian Championship next month. Photo sggp.org.vn

Twenty-six players have been called up to the squad, with Phong Phu Ha Nam and HCM City 1 contributing seven each.

Viet Nam Coal and Minerals have six while Ha Noi send five members to the team.

After three weeks in Hanoi, the squad under coach Mai Duc Chung will leave for Japan for a 10-day training camp.


They will take part in the tournament in Thailand from August 13-28.

Vietnam are in Group B with Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia. Group B features Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, East Timor and the hosts.

Last year, Thailand beat invitees U20 Australia 3-2 to take the silverware. Vietnam claimed bronze after defeating Myanmar 3-0 in the third-place match.


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