Members of Vietnam’s U22 football team pose for a group photo with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia and fans (Photo: VNA)


Phnom Penh (VNA) –
Members of Vietnam’s U22 football team arrived at Cambodia’s Phnom Penh capital on February 15 to prepare for their conquer of the trophy of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U22 Youth Championship.


The regional football tourney is scheduled to take place from February 17-26.

Vietnam announced the 23-member squad for the tournament on February 14 evening. Hong Linh Ha Tinh football club contributes most players with six, followed by Hoang Anh Gia Lai club with five.

The teams are divided into two groups and will play in the round-robin format. Two best teams of each group will advance to the semi-finals. All the matches will take place at the Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium.

In Group A, Vietnam will face the Philippines on February 17, Timor Leste on February 19 and Thailand two days later. 

Group B includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Speaking with reporters, head coach Nguyen Quoc Tuan said his team would reach the final.

All the 16 matches of the 2019 AFF U22 Championship will be aired on VTV5 and VTV6.-VNA