Vietnamese goalkeepers (left) practice in preparation for the match towards Chinese language Taipei on Sunday. Photographs courtesy of VFF
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam should beat Chinese language Taipei on Sunday to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup.
Chinese language Taipei’s 3-0 victory over Thailand within the second match of the Asian Cup playoffs, means they keep on prime of the three-side rating desk.
Việt Nam, who beat Thailand 2-0 on February 2, are second on purpose distinction.
The highest crew will qualify for the Australia/New Zealand occasion in July 2023. Whereas Chinese language Taipei simply want a draw consequence, Việt Nam should win on the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, India.
“I hope the gamers might be prepared as we have to win the following sport to qualify for the World Cup. We’ll work exhausting and provides it our all towards Chinese language Taipei,” mentioned coach Mai Đức Chung.
“We’re half option to the World Cup. We’ll strive exhausting and stay up for a optimistic consequence.”
Captain Cù Thị Huỳnh Như in coaching on Friday.
On the planet rankings, Việt Nam are No 38 and Chinese language Taipei No 39.
Regardless of inserting increased than Chinese language Taipei, Việt Nam haven’t had good consequence towards them within the latest previous.
Within the newest meets, Chinese language Taipei gained 1-0 on the 2016 Olympics qualifier. Two years later Chung and his gamers misplaced after a penalty shootouts on the 2018 Asian Video games’ quarter-finals.
Vietnamese gamers practise yoga to loosen up.
A 20-minute yoga practise was held by the Vietnamese squad to launch stress and create a cushty spirit for gamers.
Việt Nam have had two days extra to relaxation than Chinese language Taipei and may have all gamers wholesome and prepared for the decisive sport whereas their opponents can solely play with a squad of 16 as a consequence of COVID-19.
To encourage the crew, the Việt Nam Soccer Federation has introduced a bonus of VNĐ1 billion (US$44,000) already and promised larger rewards in the event that they win.
Chinese language Taipei head coach Kazuo Echigo has referred to as on his crew to grab any alternative in Sunday’s match for a spot within the World Cup.
“Earlier than the (Thailand) match, we had a crew assembly and I advised the gamers that if we scored three objectives, that may be excellent for us heading into the sport towards Việt Nam, and we did,” Echigo advised the-afc.com.
“Taking a look at our remaining sport towards Việt Nam and contemplating the timing, I imagine will probably be a problem when it comes to taking part in via the humidity. It’s going to be a tricky match, we is probably not at our greatest.
Chinese language Taipei gamers rejoice of their 3-0 win over Thailand on Friday in Navi Mumbai, India. Photograph of the-afc.com
“Việt Nam have the benefit as they’ve had additional relaxation days. We solely have someday to recuperate and put together.
“Nevertheless, that is our second likelihood to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup and we’re going to profit from it.” VNS