Vietnam U16 players in training (Photo: thanhnien.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam will compete at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U16 Championship to be held in Malaysia from September 20 to October 7.

To prepare for the event, the team has been training in Japan, where they lost to U18 team Naebashi Ikuhei 4-1, tied goalless with U18 Fucushima and were defeated by U18 Shimizu S-Pulse 3-0.

However, head coach Vu Hong Viet said that the players’ psychology, physical strength and skills had improved and they were ready for the tournament.

Vietnam is in Group C alongside Iran, Indonesia and India. Two years ago in India, Vietnam reached the quarter-finals.

The top four teams will represent Asia at the FIFA U17 World Cup 2019, which will be held in Peru.-VNA