Vietnam meets Cambodia in Brunei football tournament opener

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Vietnam will clash with Cambodia in the opener of the under-21 international football event in Brunei called the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy at Berakas Stadium on Friday February 24.

In their next Group B match, Vietnam will play Thailand on February 28 before facing Malaysia and and Timor-Leste on second and 4th of March respectively.

The five teams in Group B will fight for two top spots to enter the semifinals while the fight for the best two in Group A will be among hosts Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore and the Philippines.

Vietnam's U-19 team coach Mai Duc Chung said the Vietnam Football Federation has not set a goal of winning a high place at this event because the main purpose is to try and find the best players to prepare for the Asian Football Confederation Under-19 Championship in November.

Chung, said the team will, however, try their best to go as far as possible at the contest, which will close on March 5.

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