Vietnam's U19 football team to face Barcelona next year

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Vietnam's U19 football club will play Barcelona in a friendly match early next year

Famous Spanish football club Barcelona will participate in next year's U19 International Football Championships-Nutifood Cup, set to take place in Ho Chi Minh City from January 6-10, 2014.

In its acceptance letter to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), Barcelona said the club will send its top players to Vietnam, said VFF deputy chairman Le Hung Dung.

Dung added that VFF is waiting for responses from England's Arsenal football club and Japan's U19 team.

The tournament's champion will be awarded US$100,000. Second and third prizes are $70,000 and $50,000 respectively.

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