The final list is comprised of players in good form after nearly two months of training at the national young footballers training centre, during which the players had six friendly matches. Due to COVID-19, the team was unable to go on a training tour abroad.
In addition to veterans such as goalkeeper Tran Thi Kim Thanh, midfielder Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung and striker Huynh Nhu, who won the 2018 AFF Cup and 2019 SEA Games, the squad includes new names such as Ngan Thi Van Su and Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha.
The team is scheduled to leave for Tajikistan on September 16, with a stop in Dubai.
At the qualifying round, Vietnam are in group B along with Afghanistan, the Maldives and Tajikistan. On September 23 Vietnam will play against Afghanistan before meeting the Maldives and Tajikistan on September 26 and 29 respectively.