The national team of Vietnam are in Group A with Altay club from Kazakhstan and National Taipei University. Group B includes NEC Club of Japan, Fujian from China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korean (DPRK) and Australian national teams.

They will compete in a round robin format in the group stage, with the two top teams straight through to the semi-finals.

The International Women’s Volleyball Tournament - VTV Hoa Sen Sheet Metal Cup - will be held from August 3-10.

The second-placed team of Group A will face the third-placed team of Group B in the first quarter-final match, and second-placed team of Group B will meet the third-placed team of Group A in the second quarter-final.

According to the organizers, this competition format will give all teams more chances to play.

The champions will receive USD 10,000, while the first runners-up will get USD 7,000 and the second runners-up will have USD 5,000.

The organizers will also present awards for fair-play team and best individuals.

Last year, Vietnam beat DPRK 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-15) to take the trophy.

Source: VNA