Vietnam’s young football players are gearing up for a series of challenging competitions as they prepare for the qualifying round of the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Championship. The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has announced that the U18s will be called up for training later this month in preparation for the qualifying round, which will take place in Vietnam from November 2-10, 2019.
Here are some key takeaways:
- Vietnam U18s preparing for challenging football competitions
- Testing skills at 2019 AFF U18 Boys’ Championship
- Vying for place in 2020 AFC U19 Championship finals
Vietnam’s U18s to Compete in the ASEAN Football Federation U18 Boys’ Championship
Before the qualifying round, the players will test their skills at the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U18 Boys’ Championship, which will be hosted by the VFF from August 5-18. The tournament will see Vietnam’s U18s compete in Group B against some of the region’s most formidable teams, including reigning champions Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia, who have won the championship five and four times, respectively. Also in Group B are Singapore and Cambodia.
Group A of the AFF U18 Boys’ Championship comprises Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Timor Leste, the Philippines, and Brunei. The tournament is expected to be fiercely competitive, with teams fighting to secure their place in the upcoming AFC U19 Championship qualifying round.
The qualifying round will feature 46 teams, which will be divided into 11 groups. The 11 group winners and four best second-placed teams from all groups will qualify for the finals alongside the hosts. In Group J, Vietnam will face off against Mongolia, Guam, and the tournament’s favorites, Japan.
The Highly Anticipated Qualifying Round of the 2020 AFC U19 Championship: What to Expect
Vietnam’s U18s have already shown their potential, having ranked second at an international U18 football tournament in Hong Kong earlier this year. With the team now gearing up for the upcoming challenges, Vietnamese football fans will be eagerly anticipating their progress in the competitions ahead.
In conclusion, the 2020 AFC U19 Championship qualifiers are shaping up to be a thrilling series of competitions, with talented young players from across the region vying for a place in the finals. Vietnam’s U18s will be among the teams to watch as they take on the ASEAN Football Federation U18 Boys’ Championship before gearing up for the qualifying round. With Vietnam’s rich footballing history and dedicated fanbase, the team will be hoping to showcase their skills and make a strong impression on the global stage.