Youth tourney kicks off final rounds
Group A"s final round opener of the National Youth Football Tournament begins on June 26 as rivals Ha Noi and Da Nang ready to duke it out at the Hang…
It”s been a tough battle getting here for both teams after finishing the month-long round robin against strong contenders in their division.
Nearly 40 teams from the provinces of Hoa Binh, Bac Giang, Hai Duong, Quang Ngai, Gia Lai, Tay Ninh and An Giang competed for the tournament”s much coveted Yamaha Cup.
Out of those 40, only 14 Hoa Binh, Tuyen Quang, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, Thai Binh, Hai Duong, Da Nang, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Long An, Ninh Thuan, Dong Thap, Ca Mau, Thua Thien- Hue and Ha Noi are left.
Organisers said the event gets young people excited about the sport and helps coaches spot the nation”s next great talents.
“The tournament aims to promote football movements across the country and find young players to represent Viet Nam,” said Vu Quang Vinh, head of the tournament organising committee.
Le Cong Vinh, the 2006 Golden Ball winner said: “I myself grew up playing youth football tournaments. I believe the tournament will germinate talented footballers to eventually play for Viet Nam.”
The competition, sponsored by Yamaha Motors Viet Nam and Dong Luc Sports Company, will end next Wednesday