Vietnam prepare for 2022 Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers hinh anh 1The national women’s football team (Photo: VFF)

Hanoi (VNA) - The national women’s football team will gather from July 17 to prepare for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers with 34 players, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

Football clubs of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Than Khoang San Vietnam each have nine players, while the rest are from Ha Nam, Son La and Thai Nguyen.

All members will test for COVID-19 before joining the first training session slated later on the same day.

Matches of the qualifiers will take place from September 13-25 this year in centralised venues.

Of note, French fitness instructor Cedric Serge Christian Roger will be one of the team’s coaches this time as he has recently inked a two-year contract with the VFF.

Roger officially began his job on July 1, with an aim to improve stamina of the footballers, towards major tournaments such as the 2022 Women's Asian Cup and 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

He has been working at the PVF youth football training academy since May 2018 as an assistant to the technical director and a fitness coach. He is among the partners of the current U19 national team coach Philippe Troussier at the Vietnam’s U17, U19 and U20 squads./.