Vietnamese team play Thailand within the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Futsal Championship (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam has set a goal of entering the final of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Futsal Championship and earning a ticket to the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Championship.

The information was announced by Le Hoai Anh, Secretary General of the Vietnam Football Federation, at a press conference for the tournament held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 18.

The AFF Futsal Championship is scheduled to take place at Phu Tho Gymnasium in the City from October 26 to November 3.

The championship will bring together nine teams from across Southeast Asia, with Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, Myanmar and the Philippines in Group A, and Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Timor Leste in Group B.

The participants will play in a round robin group stage to decide the top two teams that will progress into the semifinals.

The tournament is jointly held by the VFF and the Voice of Vietnam and also serves as the qualifiers for the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship, with the four places being granted to the four semifinalists.-VNA