|Viêt Nam's national futsal team are ready for the Continental Futsal Championship 2022 in Bangkok from September 11-16. — Photo of VFF|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese competitors have left for Thailand to take part in an international friendly Continental Futsal Championship 2022 in Bangkok.
The September 11-16 tournament lures six teams, divided into two groups.
Việt Nam is in Group B with Iran and Finland while Thailand is in Group A against Morocco and Mozambique.
Teams will compete in a round robin format with the two best teams in each group advancing to the semi-finals. The rest will compete for fifth and sixth places.
Việt Nam, under World Cup champion coach Gustozzi Diego Raul, is the lowest world ranked team in their group. The two-time World Cup participant placed No 42 in the world. Meanwhile, Iran is world No 6 and Asian No 1 and Finland is sitting at No 20.
The tournament will be the first as coach for Raul, who signed a contract with the Việt Nam Football Federation in early August.
Việt Nam lost 13-1 to Iran in the AFC Futsal Championship's semi-finals in 2016. The team has not played Finland yet.
In Group A, Morrocco is the best team at No 14 in the world. Thailand is No 19 and Mozambique No 65.
For Thailand and Việt Nam, the Continental Futsal Championship 2022 is an important event as they gear up for the AFC Futsal Championship 2022 at the end of this month.
For the AFC Futsal Championship 2022, Thailand is in Group A against Kuwait, Iraq and Oman while Việt Nam is in Group D against Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. — VNS