U19 players are core of the national U22 squad who will compete at the ASEAN championship next month. (Photo: baogialai.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - Coach Nguyen Quoc Tuan has called up 30 players for the ASEAN U22 Football Championship in Cambodia next month.

Among them are 17 players from the U19 squad, while others have competed in the U20 World Cup in 2017.

The team will gather for practice in Hanoi next week.

They will play a friendly match against Ulsan Hyundai FC of the Republic of Korea at the Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi on January 26.

At the championship, Vietnam will play East Timor (February 17), Brunei (February 19), Laos (Februay 21), the Philippines (February 23) and Thailand (February 25) in Group A.

Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Singapore are in Group B.

Two best teams of each group will advance to the semi-finals. The final match is scheduled for March 2.-VNA