Phnom Penh (VNA) – Vietnam’s U22
football team defeated the Philippines 2-1 in their Group A match of the ASEAN Football
Federation (AFF) U22 Youth Championship, which kicked off in Cambodia on
The result, contributed by goals of Danh Trung
and Minh Binh at the 74th and 78th minutes, saw Vietnam temporarily ranks first
in the group with three points.
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 are playing in the round-robin
format. Two best teams of each group will advance to the semi-finals. All the
matches take place at the Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium.
Vietnam will continue to face Timor Leste on February 19 and Thailand two days
Group B includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Speaking to reporters, Vietnamese 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