Vietnam U19s to play Japan, Saudi Arabia in friendly tournament

VOV.VN - Vietnam’s U19 team are set to host Japan, Myanmar, and Saudi Arabia in an international U19 tournament which is scheduled to take place in the southern province of Binh Duong from August 5 to August 11.

The competition will see four teams play in a round-robin format, with the first and second-placed teams progressing to the final match.

The two remaining teams will then play against each other for the third-placed position.

All fixtures in the competition will be held at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on August 5, August 7, August 9, and August 11, respectively.

The tournament will be organised after the 2022 AFF U19 Youth Championship due to run between July 2 and July 15, and before the AFC U20 Asian Cup qualifiers due to run from September 14 to September 18.

Vietnam’s U19 side have been drawn in Group A alongside Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, the Philippines, and host country Indonesia at the 2022 AFF U19 Youth Championship.

At the AFC U20 Asian Cup qualifiers, Vietnam will take on Indonesia, Hong Kong (China), and Timor Leste in Group F. Group winners will cruise to the AFC U29 Asian Cup finals set for February 2023 in Uzbekistan. Tickets to the FIFA U20 World Cup will be decided at the regional tournament.