Vieät Nam lose to Myanmar in Je­nesys tour­na­ment

Viet Nam News - - SPORT -

HAØ NOÄI — Vieät Nam’s U17 football team lost to Myanmar 0-1 in the first match of the Je­nesys 2018 in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment held in Ja­pan yesterday.

The Viet­namese side dom­i­nated the game but they missed many chances dur­ing the game at J-Vil­lage, Fukushima.

Next up, the team will play Cam­bo­dia to­day, fol­lowed by Ja­pan to­mor­row.

The Je­nesys event for U17 teams has at­tracted eight teams di­vided into two groups. Vieät Nam are in Group B with Myanmar, Cam­bo­dia and the hosts Ja­pan. While Group A con­sists of Thai­land, Laos, Ja­pan’s Shoshi and Ja­pan’s Bell­mare.

The event is a youth sport ex­change pro­gramme with the aim of pro­mot­ing mu­tual un­der­stand­ing be­tween Ja­pan and Asian-Pa­cific coun­tries. The pro­gramme also pro­vides a good chance for young play­ers to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in prepa­ra­tion for key up­com­ing tour­na­ments.

The tour­na­ment, which will end on Oc­to­ber 10, will be a warm up for Vieät Nam ahead of the 2019 AFF U18 Youth Cham­pi­onship and the 2020 AFC U19 Cham­pi­onship qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

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