Vietnam are in Group I of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Asian Cup qualification (Photo: VNA)

The qualification is scheduled to take place from October 23 to 31 this year.

A total of 42 teams will compete at the competition, including 19 East Zone squads from East and Southeast Asia.

Due to COVID-19, in each group, teams play each other in a round-robin format at a concentrated venue. The 11 group winners and the four best runners-up qualify for the final tournament, slated for next June in Uzbekistan.

Vietnam were runners-up at the 2018 AFC U23 Asian Cup hosted by China.

As players born in 1999 and later are eligible to compete in the tournament, Doan Van Hau, Nguyen Van Toan and Bui Hoang Viet Anh are hoped to be prominent members of the team this time./.

CPV (Source: VNA)