Upon addressing a ceremony held to announce the sponsorship on October 12 in Ho Chi Minh City, Le Hoai Anh, general secretary of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), said the tournament represents an important event in the schedule of Vietnamese youth football. Indeed, the competition provides the perfect environment in which young footballers can gain experience whilst showcasing their talents in order to break into the various Vietnamese youth squads.
In line with the schedule, all of the tournament’s matches are due to be broadcast live through the channels On Sports, Next Sports, and BTV, whilst viewers will also be able to watch games through YouTube and the VFF’s fan page.
A total of eight teams, including the PVF Football Academy, Viettel, Song Lam Nghe An, Da Nang, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City, and Quang Nam are set to compete in the competition, with teams being divided into two groups.
The tournament’s initial stage will see the leading two teams from each group progress to the semi-final round.
The respective winners of the semi-finals will go through to the final round, while the two losing teams will compete in the third-place playoff.
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