|Việt Nam’s volleyball team. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam are ready to compete in the Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship to be held in northern Bắc Ninh Province on June 10-17.
Coach Phạm Minh Dũng selected 14 players for the event including strikers Bùi Thị Bích Phương and Đoàn Thị Mỹ Tiên and libero Đàm Thị Thùy Linh.
Việt Nam are in Group A with defending champion China, Japan and Thailand. Group B consists of South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan and India. Group C includes China’s two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, Australia and Iran; and Group D has Malaysia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.
As scheduled, Việt Nam will face Thailand on the opening day of June 10. The host next meet China on June 11 and Japan on June 12.
At the previous championship in 2016 in Thailand, China finished first, followed by Japan, Thailand and Việt Nam.
The Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship is a biennial volleyball competition in Asia and Oceania contested by the under-19 women’s teams of the members of the Asian Volleyball Confederation. — VNS