Opening the event, Le Hoai Anh, General Secretary of the Vietnam Football Federation and head of the organising board said that the tournament aims to develop a new generation of players for Vietnam’s national team.
The tournament is part of Vietnam’s preparations for the U15 Southeast Asia Football Championship 2017 and the U16 Asia U16 Championship, he added.
The winner of the tournament will be awarded with a trophy, gold medals and US$3,000 in cash. Second and third place will receive cash worth US$1,500 and US$1,000 respectively.
The organising board will also honour the top scorer, best player, best goalkeeper and best referee.
Following the opening ceremony, a match between U15 Vietnam and U15 Taipei (China) took place with Vietnam triumphing 5-2.
Vietnam will meet U15 Indonesia on June 16.
The tournament will run until June 18. Tickets for all games are free.