|Vietnamese players celebrate beating Thailand 4-0 in the last match of Group K at the qualifying round of 2020 AFC U23 Championship in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam are seeded in Pot 1 for the upcoming draw of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship finals, confirmed the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Việt Nam are in Pot 1 as the reigning Asian runners-up alongside hosts Thailand, defending champions Uzbekistan and Asia’s third-placed team Qatar.
Việt Nam booked a ticket to compete in the final as they topped Group K qualifying round after three wins and 11 goals with nine points. Thailand finished second with six points in the group but will still compete as the hosts of the finals.
Forty-four teams took part in the qualification’s 11 groups which ended on Tuesday. The group-winning teams and four best second-placed ones qualified for the finals.
According to the AFC, Pot 2 includes South Korea, Japan, Iraq and North Korea. Pot 3 consists of China, Australia, Jordan and Saudi Arabi, while Syria, Iran, UAE and Bahrain are in Pot 4.
The draw is scheduled to take place in October.
The best three teams of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship will earn tickets to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
In other news, following beating Thailand and booking a ticket to compete in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship final, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism awarded the Vietnamese team VNĐ500million (US$21,700) and Việt Nam Football Federation also awarded VNĐ1 billion ($43,500) to the team. — VNS
|The seeding for the upcoming draw of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship finals. — Photo zing.vn|