This afternoon (April 29), Vietnamese futsal completed the domestic training phase and departed for Thailand to continue training in preparation for the 31st SEA Games. The Vietnam futsal team was present at Tan Son Airport. At 3 p.m. to perform procedures and at 5 p.m. to take off.
During the training tour in Thailand, coach Pham Minh Giang brought 19 players with him. The two eliminated names are goalkeeper Nguyen Hoang Anh and Fixo Nguyen Hoang Anh Vu. Most of the players who left with the Binh Thuan-born strategist had recently fought with him at the Futsal World Cup finals.
During the 10 days of training at Thai Son Nam Gymnasium (HCMC), the Vietnam futsal team focused on improving the squad’s degree and fitness. Those are the two weaknesses of coach Minh Giang’s students exposed at the 2022 Southeast Asia Futsal Tournament.
The Vietnamese futsal team aims for a gold medal at the 31st SEA Games (Photo: VFF)
In your country, the Vietnam futsal team will play 3 training matches with 3 strong clubs: Thai Port (April 30), Thammasat (May 2) and Navy (May 4). On May 5th, teacher and trainer Pham Minh Giang will finish his training tour in Thailand and return home. The Vietnam futsal team is moving straight to Ha Nam – the venue for the 31st futsal event of the SEA Games. On May 8th, coach Pham Minh Giang will finalize the list of 16 remaining players to take part in the tournament.
In SEA Game 31, futsal competes in a round robin with a group of 5 teams from Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. Both men’s and women’s futsal will compete in 11 days from May 10-20 at the National Stadium of Ha Nam Province.