|The draw ahead of the 2018 AFC U23 Championship took place in Changzhou, China yesterday. — Photo the-afc.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s footballers are in Group D of the final round of the 2018 AFC U23 Championship to be held in China on January 9-27, according to the draw held in Changzhou, China yesterday.
The team will compete alongside 2016 runners-up South Korea, as well as Australia and Syria.
The hosts China will play in Group A with Qatar and Uzbekistan after opening their campaign in Changzhou against Oman on January 8.
Group B consists of Japan, North Korea, Thailand and Palestine. Group C concludes Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabi and Malaysia.
The ceremony also revealed the tournament’s four host cities. Changzhou, Kunshan, Jiangyin and Changshu - all located in Jiangsu Province – will host the tournament’s 32 matches.
“From our hosting experience with the Chinese Football Association, we have no doubt that the 2018 AFC U23 Championship will raise the bar,” said AFC Competitions Executive Director Shin Man Gil, according to the-afc.com. — VNS