The Vietnam U23 football team has arrived in Thailand to prepare for the 2020 AFC U23 Championships.
The Vietnamese players held a training session today, January 2 and tomorrow will play a friendly match with Bahrain’ U23s.
Coach Park Hang Seo said that this is an important tournament, so the squad would try their best.
On January 6, the Vietnamese team are set to travel to Buriram Province for clashes against UAE on January 11 and Jordan on January 13. They will meet North Korea on January 16 in Bangkok.
Vietnam won the silver medal at the 2018 AFC U23 Championships held in China.
The 2020 AFC U23 Championship is set to take place from January 8 to 26 across four stadiums in Thailand, with the participation of 16 teams.
Vietnam are in Group D together with the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and North Korea.
The continental championship also serves as a qualification event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the four best teams qualifying as AFC representatives.
The U23 Vietnam team are gearing up for the upcoming 2020 AFC U23 Championships finals to be held from January 8 to 26 next year.
Vietnam Football Federation's Vice President Tran Quoc Tuan has been appointed head of the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship's organising board.