The national women's football team gathered at Hanoi's Youth Football Training Centre (Photo tinthethao.com.vn)

 

The national women's football team gathered at Hanoi's Youth Football Training Centre on July 28 to prepare for the second round of qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics.

Coach Norimatsu Takashi called on 26 players who performed well at the recent 2015 National Women's Football Championships to play. The HCM City and Hanoi 1 teams are contributing the most players – nine and seven, respectively.

The team will have 46 days of training, 12 days of which will be in Japan, before leaving for Myanmar on September 12.

The qualifying round will be held in the Youth Training Centre Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar from September 14 to 22.

According to the draw, Vietnam are in Group A with Thailand, Myanmar, Jordan and Chinese Taipei.

The event's winner will join Japan, the reigning Asian champions, and 2014 AFC Asian Cup runners-up Australia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), China and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the final qualification round to be held from February 29 to March 9, 2016.-VNA