|Vietnamese midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải. — Photo football-tribe.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will compete in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 to be held in Cambodia from February 17 to March 2, the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) has announced.
The team will be in Group A with Thailand, Timor Leste, Laos, Brunei and the Philippines. Group B consists of Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Singapore.
According to the VFF, Việt Nam’s team will include many players who played in the FIFA U20 World Cup last year such as midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải, defender Đoàn Văn Hậu and striker Hà Đức Chinh.
Hải, who plays his club football for champions Hà Nội FC and is a key member of the U23 and Olympic squads, was named Young Player of the Season of the national premier league.
Việt Nam will meet Timor Leste in the opening match on February 17.
The event will be a warm-up to prepare for the upcoming qualifying round of the AFC U23 Championship 2020. — VNS