Việt Nam’s U23 gamers coaching. Việt Nam have been drawn into Group C of the AFC U23 Championship in Uzbekistan in June. Photograph of VFF
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam have been drawn into Group C of the AFC U23 Asian Cup, as they search their first title in Uzbekistan later this 12 months.
The group additionally consists of Thailand and Malaysia, making it a mini Southeast Asian event, together with defending champions South Korea.
Hosts Uzbekistan, the 2018 champions, will face the Islamic Republic of Iran, Qatar and newcomers Turkmenistan to deal with in Group A.
Australia, third within the 2020 Cup, have been drawn in Group B with Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait.
Japan, the 2016 champions, are in Group D with 2020 runners-up Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and debutants Tajikistan.
The fifth version of the championship shall be performed in Central Asia for the primary time, with Uzbekistan internet hosting 32 matches throughout the cities of Tashkent and Karshi.
Among the many members are 4 former champions and 9 different groups, together with Việt Nam, have reached the semi-finals or higher throughout the final decade.
The competitors shall be held from June 1 to 19. The 2 greatest groups of every group will advance to the quarter-finals.
Two years in the past, South Korea defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 to take the silverware in Bangkok, Thailand.
Việt Nam, who completed second in 2018, have been in a tricky group and couldn’t advance to the knockout phases.
Thailand have been ousted from the quarter-finals dropping 1-0 to Saudi Arabia, whereas Malaysia didn’t qualify for the event.
In different Asian soccer information, matches in Group H of the AFC Champions League shall be held in HCM Metropolis.
Hosts Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, who topped the Việt Nam’s V.League 1 desk earlier than the season was cancelled, will play two-time winners Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors from South Korea, Yokohama F Marinos from Japan, and the winners of the playoffs that includes China’s Changchun Yatai and the winners of the Preliminary Stage contest between Kaya-Iloilo FC from the Philippines and Australia’s Sydney FC.
The matches shall be held from April.
It’s the third time that Hoàng Anh Gia Lai have featured within the AFC Champions League. The staff’s greatest run was two wins and one loss within the 2004 competitors.
It’s thought-about a heavy process for the hosts as Okay-League champion Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors have gained the title twice and completed second as soon as, whereas Yokohama F. Marinos are first runners-up of the J-League, one of many strongest home tournaments in Asia. — VNS