Vietnamese football players (Source: AFC)
 
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam’s U16 football team is ready to compete at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-16 Championship scheduled to kick off in Indonesia on July 29.

Coach Vu Hong Viet has selected 23 players, 14 of whom play for PVF and Hanoi, to defend their title at this year’s event.

Vietnam is in Group A alongside Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

Vietnam will meet Cambodia on July 29, Timor Leste on July 31, Indonesia on August 2, the Philippines on August 4 and Myanmar on August 6.

The AFF tournament will be a warm-up for Vietnam to prepare for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship to be held in Malaysia in September.

At the AFC event, Vietnam is in Group C with Iran, India and Indonesia. The tournament’s best four teams will earn tickets to take part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 in Peru.-VNS/VNA