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Vietnam to meet South Korea in AFF- EAFF Champions Trophy

Vietnamese football team is the only representative of the Southeast Asia region to attend in the AFF-EAFF Champions Trophy on March 26, 2019.

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

According to MoU between the ASEAN Football Federation and the East Asian Football Federation, the first match is scheduled to take place at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi where is home ground of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup winner. 

Thus, the winner of AFF Suzuki Cup will face South Korea, the winner of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship.

The AFF-EAFF Champions Trophy will be held every two years; and the next year will be the first time for the tournament. 

With presence of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup winner, the first AFF-EAFF Champions Trophy is expected to attract more and more regional football lovers. 

On December 15, the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between the ASEAN Football Federation and the East Asian Football Federation was held in Hanoi.   

The ASEAN Football Federation had an idea for a new competition between champions of AFF Cup and the East Asian Nations. 

By Huyen Huong

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