Vietnam will meet China in the opener of the Hanoi International Futsal (indoor football) event at the Quan Ngua sports centre on Oct.7.

The team will consist of 20 players in total, six of them drawn from national defending champions Thai Son Bac.

The hosts will face tough challenges against powerhouses in the Southeast Asian Games warm-up and during 2012 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal qualifiers.

However, team coach Sergio Gargelli confirmed that the team will do its best in every game it plays.

The national team, which won last year’s tourney, will meet Qatar on Oct.8 and Uzbekistan on Oct.9./.