Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Volleyball Federation of Việt Nam (VFV) has been intensely preparing for the Asian Games 2018 (ASIAD 18) since the start of this year, VFV General Secretary Lê Trí Trường said.
Truong made the statement at a press conference in Hà Nội on Tuesday on the upcoming VTV International Women’s Volleyball Cup.
The team has been trained to enhance their teamwork instead of solely depending on a few key players, he added.
The VTV International Women’s Volleyball Cup will run from August 4-11 at Hà Tĩnh Gymnasium in the central province of Hà Tĩnh. It is viewed as a warm-up for the players ahead of ASIAD 18, which will be held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.
The tournament features eight teams, including Kazakhstan’s Altay, China’s Yunnan and the North Korean national team.
Việt Nam’s national team are in Group A with Altay, Yunnan and Japan’s Hokkaido University, while Việt Nam’s U19 team are in Group B with North Korea, China’s Sichuan and Taipei National University.
This will be the second time the Việt Nam U19 compete in the tournament. The team recently won the sixth place at the 2018 Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship.
The teams will play under a round-robin format to select the top four teams to progress to the semi-finals.
The winner will walk home with US$10,000 in prize money, while runners-up will receive $7,000. The teams which come third and fourth will receive US$5,000 and $2,000, respectively.
The tournament is an annual event initiated by the VFV and Việt Nam Television in 2004. This year’s event is sponsored by Vietnamese steel giant Hoa Sen Group. — VNS