The National Under-17 Football Championships will kick off on July 3 at HCM City's Thong Nhat Stadium.
Eight teams that advanced from the nationwide qualifying rounds will be divided into two groups. Group A includes Ha Noi, Dong Thap, Hoang Anh Gia Lai and hosts PVF HCM City. Group B consists of Viettel, Long An, SHB Da Nang and defending champions Song Lam Nghe An.
The top two teams from each group will progress to the semi-finals. The final is scheduled for July 12.
The winners will walk away with VND100 million (US$4,700), and other prizes will be awarded for best player, goalkeeper and striker.-VNS