U19 international football tournament 2014

(CPV) – The U19 international tournament 2014 in Vietnam will be held from January 6-10 at Ho Chi Minh city’s Thong Nhat stadium.

It sees the participation of four teams: U19 Vietnam, U19 Tottenham Hotspur, U19 Japan and U19 AS Roma.

The event is co-organized by Nutifood Nutrition Food Joint Stock Company, Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), HA.GL Group and Eximbank.

Photo: Hoang Huy

The organizing board offers a total prize of USD226,000, in which the champion will get USD100,000, while the runners-up will receive USD70,000 and USD50,000 respectively, and some additional prizes. This sets a record in terms of cash prizes for youth tours hosted by the VFF.

Following are the match schedules:

January 6:

15h40: 15h40: U19 Tottenham Hotspur – U19 Japan

18h00: U19 Vietnam – U19 AS Roma

January 8:

15h40: U19 AS Roma – U19 Tottenham Hotspur

18h00: U19 Vietnam – U19 Japan

January 10:

15h40: U19 Japan – U19 AS Roma

18h00: U19 Vietnam – U19 Tottenham Hotspur

The closing ceremony will be held at 20h00 of the same day.

Ticket prices are VND150,000 for A stage, and VND50,000-70.000 for C and D stages, to be sold from December 28 at ticket offices of Ho Chi Minh city’s Thong Nhat stadium.

This tournament is expected to become an annual event, thus encouraging playing spirit among young Vietnamese footballers to conquer new records not only in the Southeast Asia, but also throughout Asia.

The U19 Vietnam squad is gathering at Ham Rong training centre of HA.GL Group, Pleiku city of Gia Lai province./.