|Việt Nam U19 team. — Photo bongda.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s U19 team will take part in a friendly tournament from September 16-23 in Qatar with Uruguay, the Ivory Coast and the hosts, the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) has announced.
The event is a warm up for the national team before they fly to Indonesia to take part in the 2018 AFC U19 Championship finals, according to the VFF’s vice president, Trần Quốc Tuấn.
The AFC event will run from October 18 to November 4, drawing the participation of 16 teams. Việt Nam are in Group C with Australia, South Korea and Jordan.
The top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Poland next year.
In 2016, under head coach Hoàng Anh Tuấn, Việt Nam progressed to the semi-final of the AFC U19 Championship and won a ticket to compete at the FIFA U20 World Cup.
Việt Nam will convene on August 15 and will have a training session in Japan before leaving for Qatar. — VNS