HCM City send seven players including national top scorer Huỳnh Như (left) to the national team who will compete at the Southeast Asian Championship next month. Photo sggp.org.vn
HÀ NỘI — The national women’s football team will start training for the Southeast Asian Championship in Hà Nội today.
Twenty-six players have been called up to the squad, with Phong Phú Hà Nam and HCM City 1 contributing seven each.
Việt Nam Coal and Minerals have six while Hà Nội send five members to the team.
After three weeks in Hà Nội, the squad under coach Mai Đức Chung will leave for Japan for a 10-day training camp.
They will take part in the tournament in Thailand from August 13-28.
Việt Nam are in Group B with Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia. Group B features Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, East Timor and the hosts.
Last year, Thailand beat invitees U20 Australia 3-2 to take the silverware. Việt Nam claimed bronze after defeating Myanmar 3-0 in the third-place match. VNS