A ceremony took place in Myanmar ’s capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on October 7 to welcome 16 teams participating in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Championship 2014.

A t the event, the teams enjoyed Myanmar ’s traditional dances and received gifts from the country’s Minister of Sports U Tin Sann.

The AFC U19 Championship, a competition among 16 Asian leading teams, will be held on October 9-23 at two stadiums in Yangon city.

In the first competition day, Vietnamese players will compete against their rivals from the Republic of Korea, which currently holds a record of winning the tournament for 12 times during its 38 sessions.

Four teams that enter the semi-finals will be entitled to play at the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015.-VNA