Vietnam's U17 football team. (Photo: motthegioi.vn)

 

Hanoi,  (VNA) – Vietnam’s U17 football team lost to Myanmar 0-1 in the first match of the Jenesys 2018 international tournament held in Japan on October 5.

The Vietnamese side dominated the game but they missed many chances during the game at J-Village, Fukushima prefecture.

Next up, the team will play Cambodia on October 6, followed by Japan on October 7.

The Jenesys event for U17 teams has attracted eight teams divided into two groups. Vietnam are in Group B with Myanmar, Cambodia and the hosts Japan. Group A consists of Thailand, Laos, Japan’s Shoshi and Japan’s Bellmare.

The event is a youth sport exchange programme with the aim of promoting mutual understanding between Japan and Asian-Pacific countries. The programme also provides a good chance for young players to gain experience in preparation for key upcoming tournaments.   

The tournament, which will end on October 10, will be a warm up for Vietnam ahead of the 2019 AFF U18 Youth Championship and the 2020 AFC U19 Championship qualification. -VNA