Ha Noi to host zonal championship for girls

Update: June, 10/2015 - 15:50
Viet Nam's U14 girls seen during a training session. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Asian Football Confederation U14 Girls' Regional Championship for the Southeast Asian Zone will begin on June 23 in Ha Noi.

The championship is divided into two groups, with Group A featuring defending champions Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Laos – the last two competing for the first time – as well as Cambodia. Group B consists of hosts Viet Nam, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The teams will compete in a round-robin format in the group stage, playing in 70-minute matches.

The top two teams of each group will advance to the knock-out round.

Viet Nam will meet the Philippines in the group opener.

DPR Korea have emerged champions of the East zone. China and Japan are the two runners-up.

Jordan were crowned the winners of the West Zone, followed by the United Arab Emirates and Palestine.

The conclusion of the AFC U-14 Girls' Regional Championship for the South and Central Zone has been postponed, following the earthquake in Nepal in April. Further details will be released in due course. — VNS