Việt Nam futsal team. Photo AFC
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Cub Championship on August 5-16 in Turkmenistan.
Earlier, the AFC postponed the AFC Futsal Championship 2020, which was scheduled to take place in Turkmenistan from February 26 to March 8, due to the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19). After considering, the AFC has decided to postpone the tournament until August.
The event has 16 teams divided into four groups, competing in a round robin format to choose eight teams in the quarterfinals. The four teams that lose in the quarterfinals will play in the play-offs to find the best team. The top five teams will win berths at the Futsal World Cup 2020 finals.
Việt Nam are in Group A with Oman, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Việt Nam aim to compete in the World Cup for the second time.
To prepare for the tournament, the Vietnamese futsal team have had an intensive training in Spain.
Currently, it has been determined that 13 out of 24 futsal teams will attend the 2020 Futsal World Cup finals, including strong teams like Portugal, Russia, Spain, Brazil and defending champions Argentina. — VNS