- Asian Futsal draw: Vietnam set goal to quarter-finals09:43 | 23/02/2014
In the morning of February 22nd, the draw ceremony of Asian football confederation Futsal championships was held at Grand hotel. Vietnam has set the highest goal into quarter finals this year.
The championships is going to be held on April 30th to May 5th at Phu Tho gymnasiums and Ton Duc Thang university- Ho Chi Minh City. According to draw result, Vietnam futsal team was placed in group A together with 3 western Asia countries: Kuwait, Tajikistan and Iraq. In group B, Iran will face with Australia, China and Indonesia. Thailand is forecast easy to be through with other opponents in group C: Libanon, Taiwan ( China) and Malaysia. The present champions Japan stay in group D with Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and South Korea.
General secretary of AFC, mr Dato Alex Soosay said: ” The draw is fair and balanced; I think Viet Nam have a good draw,” Futsal Viet nam has developed much in recent year, therefore group A is promised to be exciting. According to Mr Tran Anh Tu, chairman of the HCM City Football Federation and member of the AFC Futsal and Beach soccer Committee: ” We know well about Kuwait and we once beat them in 2012. But Tajikistan and Iraq are foreign to us. If we can play at our best, we can completely finish in the top eight.”
Preparing for this championships, Vietnam futsal team will gather on March 16th. then, on April 9th, the whole team will have a training trip in Spain. Within 2 weeks at Spain, Vietnam will play 5 friendly matches against strong Spanish teams.
The opening match between Vietnam and Iraq in Phu Tho gymnasiums at 19h00 on April 30th
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