National U19 football tourney to open next month

(VOV) -The Vietnam Football Federation has announced the 2014 National U19 Football Tournament will officially begin on February 9.

The round robin tournament is expected to feature 21 teams competing in four groups and over two round.

The top two teams of each group will then form the two groups used to select the best four teams for the semifinals.

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The winning team will receive gold medals, the Cup Trophy, and a VND50 million in cash prize. The second place finishers earn silver and VND30 million prize, while third place take home bronze and VND20 million.

The tournament’s organising board will also award cash prizes worth VND5–10 million recognising best sportsmanship, best striker, best goalkeeper, and best referee.