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Vietnamese Olympic team fly to China ahead of ASIAD
  • | vov | September 17, 2023 04:02 PM
The Vietnamese Olympic team departed Hanoi for Hangzhou in China on September 16 as they get their preparations for the upcoming Asian Games (ASIAD 19).

Vietnam Chief-de-mission Đặng Hà Việt waves the flag at the send-off ceremony held on September 16 in Hanoi.

The Vietnam Olympic team's flight departed from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 10:05 a.m. and is expected to land at Pudong International Airport - Shanghai in China at 2:25 p.m. (local time) the same day.

After entering the northern neighbour, coach Hoang Anh Tuan and his team traveled by bus to Hangzhou.

Once in Hangzhou, coach Tuan and his team will have three days to make their final preparations before playing against Mongolia in the opening match on September 19, with the fixture taking place in Group B of ASIAD 19 men’s soccer event.

Before leaving for China, the Vietnamese coach finalised the list of 22 players to make the squad for the tournament. Due to competition rules, the team only has two players aged 23 or over, with the duo being goalkeeper Sy Huy and striker Nham Manh Dung.

According to the schedule, the Vietnamese Olympic team will meet the Mongolian team in the opening match at 3:00 p.m. (Vietnam time) on September 19, then play against Iran at 6:30 p.m. on September 21, before completing the group stage with a game against Saudi Arabia at 6:30 p.m. on September 24.

All football matches involving the Vietnam Olympic team will take place at Linping Sport Centre.

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