Players gear up for AFC U19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers

Vietnam's U18 players will be called up for training later this month in preparations for the qualifying round for the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Championship.

Before the qualifying round, the players will challenge themselves at the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U18 Boys' Championship hosted by the VFF from August 5-18, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

At the tournament, they are in Group B with the reigning champions Malaysia, Thailand and Australia, who won the championship five and four times, respectively, along with Singapore and Cambodia.

Meanwhile, Group A consists of Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Timor Leste, the Philippines, and Brunei.

At the qualifying round for the 2020 AFC U19 Championship, Vietnam will be in Group J with Mongolia, Guam and the tournament's favourites, hosts Japan. Matches of Group J will take place in Vietnam from November 2-10.

The qualifiers will see the participation of 46 teams, which will be divided into 11 groups. The 11 group winners and four best second-placed teams among all groups shall qualify to the Finals alongside the hosts.

In April, Vietnam's U18s ranked second at the international U18 football tournament in China's Hong Kong.

Source: People's Army Newspaper