|Preparing hard: The U19 team train in Hà Nội. — Photo vff.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The national U19 women’s football team have gathered in Hà Nội in preparation for the 2017 AFC U19 Women’s Championship’s qualifying round to be held in Hà Nội from October 29 to November 6.
Coach Mai Đức Chung called 24 players for this focus session. Most of them come from Việt Nam Coal and Mineral, Hà Nội and Hà Nam teams.
As planned, the team will have around five friendly matches with the U15 teams, Hà Nội and Hà Nam.
The tournament has attracted the participation of 18 teams, divided into four groups. Việt Nam are in Group D along with Iran, India and the Philippines.
The winner from each group will qualify to compete in the finals, alongside the top four teams of the 2015 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship, who directly qualified for the finals: Japan, North Korea, South Korea and China. — VNS