|The AFF Cup will be paraded in Cambodia first and then travel to Bangkok, Hà Nội, Jakarta, Manila and Yangon. — Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will welcome the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup in October ahead of the event that will take place from November 8 to December 15.
The cup will be paraded in Cambodia first and then travel to Bangkok, Hà Nội, Jakarta, Manila and Yangon.
The tour aims to raise support from fans in Southeast Asia.
This year, the event will feature 10 teams. Việt Nam are in Group A alongside Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia. They will face Laos in their first match on November 8. Then they will next play Malaysia on November 16, Myanmar on November 20 and Cambodia on November 24.
The winning team will walk away with US$200,000, while the runners-up will receive $75,000 and the third-place team will get $50,000. Việt Nam are the favourites for the AFF Cup 2018 after their strong performances at the recent AFC U23 Championships and Asian Games. — VNS