8 teams selected for Vietnam's U21 National football championship

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All eight teams for the Thanh Nien-sponsored Under-21 National Football Championship have been selected after the qualifying round ended Sunday.

The matches in Groups C and D were dramatic till the final minute and Group C host team Khanh Hoa hammered Lam Dong 5-1 to finish atop the field with 11 points to qualify for the championship round.

Group D host Dong Tam Long An (DTLA) came from behind to beat Kien Giang 3-1 to take the top spot with 13 points.

After 10 days of competition in the qualifying round, Song Lam Nghe An, SHB Da Nang, Khatoco Khanh Hoa, DTLA qualified for finishing first in Groups A, B, C and D respectively.

Quang Ninh and Dong Thap also qualified as the two second-placed teams with the most points from the qualifying round matches.

They will compete against reigning champs Nam Dinh and host team Ninh Thuan in the south central province of Ninh Thuan from September 25 till October 5.

A press conference and draw ceremony will be held at the Ninh Thuan Hotel on Monday September 24.

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