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Women's Asian Cup draw: a chance for Vietnam

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The hosts of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Championship 2014, Vietnam, have been pitted in Group A alongside Japan, Australia and Jordan after the draw for the tournament was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 29.

Group B includes the Republic of Korea (RoK), China , Thailand and Myanmar .

The Women’s Asian Cup will serve as the qualification contest for the FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in Canada from June 6 - July 5, 2015.

Accordingly, the top five nations from the AFC Women’s Asian Cup will earn a ticket each to Canada .

The reigning World Champions Japan, current Asian champions Australia , the RoK and China , are the favourites to win the first four tickets to the world tournament.

The remaining teams will battle it out for the last ticket through a play-off match between the third best of each group.

Vietnam see an opportunity to win third place in Group A since they only have to battle Jordan . Vietnam have never lost a game against the Middle Eastern country before.-VNA
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