As many as 23 teams will compete in the qualifying round of the under-15 National Football Championships which will kick off on July 1.
They are divided into three groups. Group A includes eight squads, such as Viettel, Thanh Hoa and Nam Dinh, and will be held at Viettel football centre in Ha Noi. Dac Lac will host seven teams including Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa and Song Lam Nghe An in Group B. The remaining seven teams, Navibank Sai Gon, Binh Phuoc and Dong Thap will play at the Thong Nhat Physical Training and Sports Centre.
The participating teams will compete in a round-robin format. The first and second placed squads of each group will progress to the next round. A third placed team with highest points will also attend the final round.
The final round will see the participation of eight teams, with seven from the qualifiers and one squad from Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents.
The tournament is expected to take place on August 15-25 at Thong Nhat Stadium in HCM City.-VNS