Vietnam sports prepares for international tournaments hinh anh 1Vietnam's U20 football team. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s sports sector is preparing all resources for regional and international tournaments such as the 20th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 9) the 9th Para Games in Malaysia and the third Asian Youth Games in Indonesia.

The information was revealed by Vuong Bich Thang, head of the Vietnam Sports Administration, at a press briefing on the sector’s tasks in the remaining months of the year in Hanoi on March 16.

The immediate task, he said, is to prepare for a national team attending the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup, which will take place in the Republic of Korea from May 20 to June 11.

This is the first time Vietnam has won a ticket to compete in such a big football championship, he said, the Vietnamese team is expected to create sudden things at the event.

According to the draw, Vietnam are in Group E with France, New Zealand and Honduras.

In the first quarter of this year, Vietnamese athletes won a total of 18 gold medals at international sports events, Thang said.-VNA