|Players gathers for training ahead of the Asian Beach Games. — thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The national beach football team gathered yesterday in Đà Nẵng City in preparation for their Asian Beach Games next month in Việt Nam.
Coach Trương Công Tuấn called 19 players – three goalkeepers, nine defenders and seven strikers – for 18 days of intensive training.
Most players are from Đà Nẵng and Khánh Hòa who are the national defending champions and runner-up clubs, respectively.
They will then take part in a competition in Ordos City, China, from August 20-28.
The event will see seven other teams who will play in a knock-out stage. Four winners will advance to the semi-finals.
Iran, Japan, Oman, Lebanon, Thailand, Bahrain and host China will compete.
It is considered their warm-up for the ABG back home in Đà Nẵng from September 18 to October 3. — VNS