Team draws for 28th SEA Games 2015

(VOV) - The SEA Games football draw took place on the afternoon of April 15 in Singapore and Vietnam has been drawn alongside Thailand and Malaysia in Group B as well as Laos, Brunei and Timor Leste.

The remaining five of the eleven Southeast Asian teams – Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines – are in Group A.

“Vietnam has been drawn into Group B alongside Thailand and Malaysia,” said striker Mac Hong Quan adding that it is indeed a challenging group but the team should not be daunted by the task ahead.

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Quan said it is not the easiest of groups but we should be ready to face whichever team comes along. I feel that we should believe in our own team and prepare ourselves for the tournament. That is the most important thing of all.

For myself, I will go into the tournament wanting to give it my all. This is a major tournament for Vietnam and I feel that we have been preparing well enough and it is now time to focus and show what we can do on the pitch.

The tentative date for kick-off has been pegged for 29 May – a week before the official opening ceremony – with matches to be played at the Jalan Besar Stadium and also the Bishan Stadium.

Play will be in a round robin format with the top two winning teams in each group moving on to the semi-finals.

Thailand, seeded no 1, are the defending champions with Singapore seeded in the number 2 spot.