Vietnamese players on October 19 beat the Singaporean 3-0 at the 8th International U21 Football Tournament - Thanh Nien Newspaper Cup which opened the same day in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

With the first win, Vietnam earned three points to rank first in group A and will take on Thailand on October 23.

Meanwhile, on the same day Malaysia beat Sydney ( Australia ) 2-1 in group B and will play against Hoang Anh Gia Lai Arsenal JMG squad ( Vietnam ) on October 21.

The annual tournament, organised by Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper, plays in a round-robin format with the two top teams reaching the final.

The winning team will get 12,000 USD, and the runner-up and the third place will get 7,000 USD and 5,000 USD in prize, respectively.

This year’s competition, running until October 28, features two Vietnamese teams and four teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Australia.-VNA