Vietnam national football federation is looking to secure berth in 2026 football world cup. The 48-team world cup will see 7 to 8 teams from Asia continent and Vietnam team is eyeing to get there.
Federation’s vice president Tran Quoc Tuan has made comment on national news channel that his country would give their best to be the party of football’s biggest championship, the world cup.
“Vietnam and other countries and regions in Southeast Asia have a great chance to play in the world’s biggest football tournament. Besides national senior teams, we will invest in Under-15 and Under-18 footballers to help us earn a place in the tournament,” Tuan said.
United States, Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 world cup which will be played in it’s traditional June-July period. The 48 teams will be categorized into 16 groups each comes with three nations. Vietnam would have a realistic chance to be in the 23rd soccer world cup edition as they’re currently 15th best team in FIFA’s latest rankings as per June 2019.
“There are at least seven slots from Asia for 2026 and we can be one of them. We must compete and the dream of playing world cup, will become true.”
Vietnam are looking to invest in their U18 and U15 football teams as well. The fact is there are still seven years in 2026 world cup and investing in youngsters could give bright future to Vietnamese football.