Monday, 17/02/2020 04:43

VN prepare to gain Olympic ticket

The Việt Nam national women’s football team train to prepare for the play-off round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam national women’s football team had their first training session on Monday to prepare for the play-off round with Australia to earn a ticket for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Earlier, the team convened at the Việt Nam Youth Football Training Centre in Hà Nội and implemented health testing requirements by the Việt Nam Football Federation and the Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

According to head coach Mai Đức Chung, he will raise the strength and skills for his players in the first training sessions and then the team will have two friendly matches with the men’s team on February 24 and February 26.

The men’s team will include former players in the national U23 team and national senior team.

Early next month, Việt Nam will leave for Australia to take part in the first-leg tie which will be held at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia on March 6.

The stadium is home to A-League side Newcastle Jets FC and has a total capacity of 33,000 seats.

Following the game in Australia, the second leg will take place at Cẩm Phả Stadium in the northern province of Quảng Ninh on March 11.

“We hope fans will support our team, especially at Cẩm Phả Stadium,” said Chung.

Australia have entered three Olympics and made the last-eight round twice. Securing an aggregate win and the nation's first-ever Olympic spot will be a tough task for coach Mai Đức Chung and his players. — VNS

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