Vietnam’s women’s football squad to train in Japan ahead of Asian Games

Tuesday, 2018-07-31 11:14:29
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NDO - The Vietnam women’s national football team will undergo a training programme in the Japanese city of Mimasaka, from August 1-11, in preparation for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.

A send-off ceremony was held by Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam, Kunio Umeda, on July 30 in Hanoi, on the occasion of the Mimasaka mayor’s visit to Vietnam.

It also aims to promote football exchanges between Vietnam and Japan with a look towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Speaking at the event, Japanese Ambassador Umeda stated that he expects the Vietnamese women footballers to realise their dream of qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games, adding that he would watch the game between Vietnam and Japan.

According to Le Thi Hoang Yen, Deputy Director of Vietnam’s General Department for Sports, Japan has provided considerable support for Vietnam through its “Sports for Tomorrow” initiative as host of the 2020 Games.

For his part, Coach Mai Duc Chung thanked the Japanese government and the Mimasaka authorities for helping the Vietnam women’s national football team train in the city for the upcoming Asia Games.

On the occasion, a number of Japanese companies in Vietnam presented gifts to the team members and coaching staff.