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U18 team prepares for three tournaments

Update: February, 02/2017 - 16:22
Việt Nam U16 team seen in a recent international match. There are nine U16 footballers called into the national U18 football team to prepare for the international U18 football tournament in China on February 16-24. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The national team will convene on February 6 in Hà Nội to prepare for the international U18 football tournament held in China from February 16-24.

The Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) has announced that the 20-member team will comprise seven players from Viettel, six from PVF Centre, five from Hà Nội and one each from Đồng Nai and Nam Định.

The team includes nine U16 footballers who competed successfully in the final round of the 2016 AFC U16 event held in India last year, including Huỳnh Hữu Tuấn, Vũ Đức Minh, Vũ Quang Độ and Uông Ngọc Tiến.

After the tournament in China, the Vietnamese team will take part in the international U19 football tournament held by the VFF and the Thanh Niên newspaper from April 11-22 in Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa Province.

Head coach Đinh Hồng Vinh said the U18 team will then play in the AFF U18 Championship from September 4-17 to try and earn a ticket to participate in the final round of the AFC U19 championships next year. — VNS


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