|Vietnamese players train in South Korea.They will have a friendly match against Bahrain on January 3. Photo bongdaplus.vn|
HÀ NỘI Việt Nam U23s will play a friendly against Bahrain ahead of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship next month in Bangkok, Thailand.
The match, the final warm-up for both two sides, is scheduled on January 3 with the venue will be confirmed later, seven days prior to Việt Nam's first match in Group D with the UAE. The group's two other teams are Jordan and North Korea.
Bahrain are in Group A with hosts Thailand, Iraq and Australia.
Việt Nam are currently in South Korea for a 10-day training camp to prepare for the continental competition. They will have two matches with Yeungnam University today and Busan Transportation Cooperation FC three days later in Busan.
The team will return to HCM City before leaving for Thailand on January 1.
Việt Nam, last year's runners-up, are aiming for a top-three finish to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the summer. VNS