National futsal team to join training session for World Cup hinh anh 1Vietnam's national futsal team (Photo: VFF)

Hanoi (VNA) – The national futsal team will gather on July 20 at the Ho Chi Minh City National Sports Training Centre, instead of August 2 as announced earlier, to prepare for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

The adjustment aims to ensure professional requirements for the players as the second round of fixtures for the Futsal HDBank National Championship cannot take place as schedule due to the impact of COVID-19.

Members of the team will join practice until August 25, the third of its kind in this year, and leave for Spain for further training.

It is to compete at a futsal tournament, together with Japan, Guatemala and host Spain, which is slated for August 28-31.

The Vietnamese squad is set to play a friendly with Spanish club Cordoba on September 3 before travelling to Lithuania to play at the World Cup, which will be held from September 12 to October 3.

Before the start of the global futsal event, Vietnam may join another friendly with Morocco on September 6.

Vietnam clinched a berth at the 2021 Futsal World Cup after beating Lebanon in the Asian playoff.

Vietnam will face Brazil in its first match on September 13, Panama on September 16 and the Czech Republic three days later.

All players of the team have been fully vaccinated./.