Female footballers prep for Asian Cup hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Coach Mai Duc Chung has called 24 players to prepare for the Asian Women’s Cup 2018 in Jordan.

The team includes veteran players such as goalkeeper Dang Thi Kieu Trinh (HCM City), Golden Ball winners Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung (Phong Phu Ha Nam) and Huynh Nhu (HCM City) as well as striker Nguyen Thi Muon (Hanoi).

Chung will also give a chance to two new faces Pham Thi Tuoi of Phong Phu Ha Nam and Truong Thi Phung of HCM City.  

They will start training from January 3 in Hanoi.
“In the first week we will focus on improving their physique. This will be heavier than the previous sessions. The tactics and other work will be from January 10,” said Chung.

After about two weeks in Hanoi, the team will move to China for an invitational friendly tournament on January 17-24.

“It will be a good chance for them to sharpen their skills ahead of the Asian Cup where Vietnam’s rivals are all powerhouses,” Chung added.

After the China event, the women will have a short training course and two friendly matches in Germany.

The Asian Cup is from April 7-22. Vietnam are in same group as Japan, Australia and the Republic of Korea.-VNA