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VN women prep for Olympics' third qualifying round

Update: January, 27/2016 - 16:50
Viet Nam national women's football team lineup before the match with Mexico in the Irena Cup. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam national women's football team came fourth in the Irena Cup on Tuesday, an international friendly tournament which gathered strong teams, including China, S. Korea and Mexico.

The Vietnamese women played determinedly against Mexico, who ranked 26th in FIFA's women's football ranking, only giving away one goal in the 87th minute of the game.

The tournament was held in Shenzen, Guadong Province, of China, a city with weather conditions considered similar to Osaka, Japan, where the third qualifying round for the 2016 Rio Olympics is scheduled to take place.

The friendly tournament was a good opportunity for the Vietnamese women to hone their skills against competitive teams and to get accustomed to the weather conditions in Japan. — VNS

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