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National futsal team to compete at tournament in Spain

Update: June, 18/2021 - 15:31


Vietnamese players celebrate their win over Lebanon in the World Cup play-offs. They will compete in a friendly tournament in Spain to prepare for the world competition. Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will take part in an international four-side futsal tournament in Spain in August in preparation for their World Cup campaign.

The team just completed a 21-day quarantine period in HCM City and returned home on Thursday after qualifying for the event in the UAE in May.

They will join their club teammates to compete on the second leg of the National Futsal Championship in mid-July if the COVID-19 pandemic is put under control, according to Trần Anh Tú, head of Futsal Department of Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF).

The national team will have their next training camp in early August. They will have a training course in Spain from August 25. At the tournament, Việt Nam will play Japan, Guatemala and the hosts.

Before leaving for the Lithuania World Cup from September 12 to October 3, they are expected to have a game against a leading Spanish club. 

The VFF is also in discussions for a friendly match with the Moroccan national team on September 6.

Việt Nam will play Brazil in their first group stage match on September 13.

According to the organisers, VAR will be used at this year's World Cup.— VNS

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