The squads have set the target of winning the gold medals at SEA Games 30.

The male team’s head coach Park Hang-seo brought with him 21 players, including a third reserve goalkeeper.

Illustration for photo (Photo: VFF)

Vietnam will play against Brunei on November 25th in the opener of Group B which also includes Laos, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

Meanwhile, head coach Mai Duc Chung on November 21st finalised his 20-strong women’s squad that includes two goalkeepers, six defenders, nine midfielders and three strikers.

The team has just finished a 10-day intensive training camp in Japan and Chung was pleased with the progress of his players.

Vietnam, who won the AFF Championship in August, are in Group B and will play Thailand in the first match on November 26th and then Indonesia three days later at Binan Stadium in Laguna. Group A gathers Myanmar, Malaysia and the hosts.

The teams will compete in a round robin format and the two best of each group will advance to the semi-finals. The final is scheduled for December 9th.

Two years ago in Malaysia, women’s football featured only five teams, competing in a round robin format. Vietnam triumphed after taking top place on goal difference over Thailand./.