|Trương Tiến Anh of Việt Nam’s U19 team vies for a ball against Min Moe Kyaw of Myanmar during their match in Cần Thơ. — Photo vietnamnet.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s U19 team drew 1-1 with Myanmar in the first match of the Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper’s International U21 Football Tournament yesterday in Cần Thơ.
The Vietnamese side played a counter-attacking style and created a number of chances in the first half, but none were converted into goals.
Myanmar however managed to secure the opener just four minutes after the interval.
After changes were made to the Vietnamese squad, Khắc Khiêm received a ball from the right wing and headed it into the net.
In a later match yesterday, Việt Nam’s U21 team lost 0-1 to Thailand. The only goal of the match was by Settawur Wongsai in the 43rd minute.
The annual tournament will run in the southern province of Cần Thơ from December 12-22.
Five teams compete in a round robin format, with the two best teams entering the final. The winner will walk away with VNĐ700 million (US$30,000). — VNS