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Vietnam to host part of AFC U-23 Championship qualification

IANS logoIANS 09-06-2017

Hosts Vietnam will clash with Timor-Leste, Macao of China and South Korea from July 19-23. Group I matches are expected to take place in Ho Chi Minh City, instead of Hanoi as earlier planned, reports Xinhua news agency.

Vietnam will send its national U-22 team to the AFC U-23 Championship qualification, as a preparation for its competing at the 2018 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games slated for August in Malaysia, the federation said on Thursday.

Forty teams will compete at the AFC U-23 Championship qualification. Sixteen squads will qualify to play in the final tournament, including China who have qualified automatically as hosts.

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