Our starting lineup against the US women’s team in the group stage of the 2023 World Cup at 8:00 am on July 22 will be very different from the friendly matches against New Zealand or Spain.
The 11 main kickers are as follows: Goalie Needle stick; defense including Luong Thi Thu Thuong, Tran Thi Thu, Le Thi Diem My, Hoang Thi Loan.
Above are Tran Thi Hai Linh and Thai Thi Thao. Two wingers are Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung. The pair of strikers Huynh Nhu and Pham Hai Yen.
The Vietnamese women’s team started with a red virtual outfit, red pants, and red socks (the goalkeeper wears a yellow outfit).
The match will be controlled by female referee Bouchra Karboubi. 2 female assistant referees from Morocco Fatiha Jermoumi and Soukaina Hamdi. The fourth referee is Ms. Ivana Martincic, from Costa Rica. At the 2023 World Cup, FIFA will use VAR as the Men’s World Cup.
Coach Mai Duc Chung said at the pre-match press conference: “The Vietnamese women’s team represents Southeast Asia in the World Cup with the Philippines. Our regional football is still low, but with 2 representatives present in the World Cup, it is a pride. In the morning match of July 22, the Vietnamese women’s team will meet the reigning US champion. Obviously, in terms of forces, Vietnam is much worse than the US.
To be frank, the Vietnamese women’s team came to New Zealand not to go out or travel. The US women’s team may be like a tall mountain, but not because of that, the Vietnamese women’s team falters. We will have a fair fight. The goal of the Vietnamese women’s team is to minimize the number of goals conceded, to avoid penalty cards and injuries. It would be great if the Vietnamese women’s team scored a goal.”
Answering a question from an international reporter about the match against the US, coach Mai Duc Chung said “In football, we can’t say anything. Argentina won the final, but still lost in the first match against Saudi Arabia. Football always has surprises. Of course, we also don’t think we can win against the US, but the Vietnamese women’s team promises to play with the highest spirit of Vietnamese women.”
When asked what if the Vietnamese women’s team won the US, Mr. Chung was happy: “It is also necessary to add that, if we can win the US, it will be great. We also do not refuse to win the US team.”