The first match of the national U19 football championship in 2016. (Photo: VNA)
 
Binh Dinh (VNA) – The national under-19 football championship will take place in Quy Nhon city, the central province of Binh Dinh, from March 21-31.

Le Hoai Anh, General Secretary of the Vietnam Football Federation, said the championship will have eight teams: Viettel, Hanoi, Sanatech Khanh Hoa, PVF, Song Lam Nghe An, Long An, Thua Thien-Hue and host Binh Dinh.

They are divided into two groups. Group A consists of Binh Dinh, Thua Thien-Hue, Viettel and Long An, while Group B are Hanoi, PVF, Sanatech Khanh Hoa and Song Lam Nghe An.

The teams will play in the round-robin format with the two top teams in each group qualifying for the semifinals.-VNA