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Vietnamese women target football glory in Thailand

The national women's football coach has set sights on winning the upcoming AFF Women’s Championship in Chonbury, Thailand.

The team has many popular players including midfielder Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung (Ha Nam), defenders Pham Thi Tuoi (Ha Nam) and Tran Thi Kim Thanh (Ho Chi Minh City), and strikers Huynh Nhu (Ho Chi Minh City) and Pham Hai Yen (Hanoi).

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Vietnam women's football team in training.

The team completed a 10-day training program in Japan before their departure.

Vietnam has been drawn in Group B, together with Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia at the 2019 AFF Women’s Championship. Group A has Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Timor Leste.

The participating teams will play in a round robin format, with the top two finishers from each group qualifying for the semifinals.

Vietnam finished third at last year's event, which Thailand won by defeating U20 Australia 3-2 in the final.

They won the gold medal in SEA Games 2017.

The AFF Women’s Cup is an important warm-up for teams that will take part in the next SEA Games in November and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers.

FIFA has expanded the number of teams in Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 for the 2023 edition, giving Vietnam, who are among the top six teams in Asia, more chances to participate in the biggest women’s football competition.

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Source: VnExpress

Vietnamese women, football glory, Thailand, national women's football team, AFF Women’s Championship, round robin format
 
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