PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – The Under-14 national girls’ football team will look to make an impact in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship 2015 in Hanoi.
The tournament, which kicked-off Tuesday, saw the Kingdom’s youngsters take on Myanmar in their opening match.
The national team is drawn together in Group A with defending champions Thailand, Myanmar and first-timers Laos. Group B has Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and hosts Vietnam.
Teams compete in a round-robin format with the top two teams in each group advancing to the semi-finals. Matches comprise two halves, with each lasting 35 minutes.
This is the third consecutive time Vietnam plays host to the tournament, held this year at the Vietnam Youth Football Training Centre. Seven nations are competing, one less than scheduled after Indonesia was banned by FIFA from competing in all international competitions for allowing its government to interfere with its football association.
The final is scheduled for June 28.