Truong Tien Anh of Vietam's U19 team vies for a ball against Min Moe Kyaw of Myanmar during their match in Can Tho. (Photo: Vietnamnet.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam’s U19 team drew 1-1 with Myanmar in the first match of the Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper’s International U21 Football Tournament in Can Tho on December 12.

The Vietnamese side played a counter-attacking style and created a number of chances in the first half, but none were converted into goals.

Myanmar however managed to secure the opener just four minutes after the interval.

After changes were made to the Vietnamese squad, Khac Khiem received a ball from the right wing and headed it into the net.

In a later match, Vietnam’s U21 team lost 0-1 to Thailand. The only goal of the match was by Settawur Wongsai in the 43rd minute.

The annual tournament will run in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from December 12-22.

Five teams compete in a round robin format, with the two best teams entering the final. The winner will walk away with 700 million VND (30,000 USD).-VNA