Last update: 14:40 | 02/01/2018
VietNamNet Bridge – A squad of 20 players has been listed to prepare for the Asian Futsal Championship.
20 futsal players will gather in HCM City to prepare for the Asian championship. — Photo vtv.vn
Coach Miguel Rodrigo dropped several veterans to welcome new elements in his team. They are goalie Nguyen Hoang Anh of Sanatech Khanh Hoa, Nguyen Dac Huy and Chu Van Tien of Thai Son Nam and Nguyen Anh Duy from Hoang Thu Da Nang.
As planned, players will convene today in HCM City and practice until January 23. The week after that they will travel to Japan for an intensive training course and will play two friendly matches with local clubs.
The team will move to Chinese Taipei on January 30 for the Asian championship which is to be held from February 1-11.
The tournament gathers 16 squads divided into four groups. Vietnam are in Group A with Malaysia, Bahrain and the hosts.
The two best teams of each group will advance to the quarter-finals.
In 2016, Vietnam entered the semi-finals and won their slot to compete at the Colombia World Cup.