Vietnam to face strong rivals at regional champs

10:53 | 31/03/2014 Entertainment

Vietnam will play powerhouses Japan and Australia in the Group B of the ASEAN U19 Football Championships due to begin in Hanoi on September 5.

Group A consists of Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar.

Teams will compete in a round-robin format, with the two best teams from each group advancing to the semi-final rounds.

Japan and Australia are the two squads that were invited by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).

Vietnam lost 0-7 to Japan at an international tournament in Ho Chi Minh City in January 2014. Earlier they then defeated Australia 5-1 at the qualifying round of the Asian championship last October.

The tournament will last until September 13./.

Source VOV News