U19s to compete in Cup in Myanmar

Update: August, 10/2016 - 14:50
Vietnamese striker Nguyễn Tiến Linh (right) seen in a match between U19 Việt Nam and Thailand in March this year. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will meet Thailand at the U19 Invitational Cup football tournament later this month.

The event will also see the host team in a match against the U18 squad of Japan’s Consadole Sapporo FC. It will be the third time that Việt Nam plays Thailand in 11 months.

Việt Nam lost both previous matches. Vietnamese players are in an intensive training course in Nha Trang, and will arrive in Hà Nội next week.

The squad will fly to Myanmar on August 20, two days before the tournament.

Teams will compete in a round robin format, with the two best teams advancing to the final on August 28.

The winner will receive US$15,000.

Apart from the Japanese club, the remaining three teams will compete in the Southeast Asian U19 Championship in September in Hà Nội. — VNS