AFF Women’s 2022 draw results: Coach Mai Duc Chung respects each opponent in Group B
Group A has 6 teams, including: Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and host Philippines. While many opinions assessed that the Vietnam Women’s team fell into a rather light group, head coach Mai Duc Chung was still cautious and said to respect each opponent. “I consider this draw result for the Vietnamese Women’s team to be quite lucky. Light or not, we still have to play carefully with the first goal of passing the group stage, especially as the defending champion. opponent at the tournament,” said coach Mai Duc Chung.
When asked about the opponents in Group B, coach Mai Duc Chung assessed that the Cambodian team was not weak and at the 31st SEA Games, the Vietnam Women’s team faced this opponent. “In general, the opponents in the group are the same. We need to have the best and careful calculation not only in the group stage but also in the semi-finals, when the possibility of meeting two opponents Thailand or Australia is high,” he said. Mai Duc Chung said.
In Group A, after 4 years of absence, since the last time Australia sent the U20 team to attend the 2018 Southeast Asian Women’s Football Championship, at this year’s tournament, it is expected that Australia will send the National Women’s team to participate in the tournament. The presence of the Australian Women’s team in Group A, along with strong candidate Thailand will certainly make the competition more dramatic.
Since the last time in 2019, the Southeast Asian Women’s Football Championship will officially return this year, scheduled to take place in early July in the Philippines. Host Philippines also had a successful year when winning tickets directly to the World Cup from the last 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup final, which took place in India, thereby also being one of the strong candidates. for the 2022 Southeast Asian Women’s Football Championship.
With the achievement of winning the gold medal at the 31st SEA Games, the Vietnamese women’s team will urgently return on May 30 to continue the campaign to defend the championship at the Southeast Asian Women’s Football Championship. 2022. Head coach Mai Duc Chung said he continues to call a few new faces to train the next generation of resources for the National Women’s team, towards many important goals in 2022 and the 2023 World Cup.
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