National football team ready for friendly matches in RoK hinh anh 1A practice session of Vietnam’s national men’s football team in Paju of the RoK (Photo: VNA)
Seoul (VNA) – Vietnam’s national men’s football team on October 19 joined a practice session in Paju, in the northern region of the Republic of Korea (RoK), as part of its training course to prepare for the upcoming ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018.

According to coaches, all players are in good physical condition and ready for the upcoming matches. The weather in Paju is also favourable for sports training, they noted.

The squad will have friendly matches against three RoK clubs, including Incheon United on October 22, Seoul FC on October 25, and Seoul E Land on October 29.

They will then return home the following day for the final list of players to the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018. As many as 22 players will be selected to participate in the tournament.

The football tournament will take place from November 8 to December 15 with 26 matches among 10 teams.

Vietnam is in Group A together with Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos.

This year, the AFF Suzuki Cup will feature a new playing format, with both home and away ties.

Vietnam will face bordering Laos in their first match on November 8. The country’s second match will be against Malaysia on November 16 at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi.

Four days later, on November 20, the national team will play against Myanmar.

Champions will be awarded a cash prize of 200,000 USD. The runners-up will be given 75,000 USD, while two third-prize winning teams will be handed 50,000 USD each. –VNA