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Vietnam among fourth seeds ahead of SEA Games 2019

VOV.VN -The Vietnamese men’s football team has been placed in the fourth seeding group for the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019, as announced by host nation the Philippines on March 19.

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Vietnam among fourth seeds ahead of SEA Games 2019
Joining Vietnam as fourth seeds are Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, and Timor-Leste.

Host country the Philippines have been placed among the first seeding group along with defending champions Thailand.

Indonesia and Malaysia have been place in the second seeding group while Myanmar and Singapore find themselves as third seeds.

The groups are based on the achievements of teams at the previous version of the event, the SEA Games 2017.

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In previous events, according to the rules, men's football was restricted to purely U22 teams. However, organisers have changed the rules slightly to allow each team to register up to two players who are over the age of 22 in their squad.

This means that stars of the Vietnamese senior team such as Nguyen Cong Phuong, Van Toan, Do Duy Manh, and Luong Xuan Truong will be eligible to compete in the 30th SEA Games.

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