The Vietnam U18 National Team will participate in the Seoul EOU Cup U-18 International Youth Tournament 2023 (“Seoul EOU Cup”) in October for global peace and environment. The tournament will feature two head-to-head matches between Korean and Vietnamese soccer in October. On October 15, the U18 national teams will meet, followed by the A team on October 17.
The Seoul EOU Cup U-18 International Youth Tournament 2023, featuring the U-18 national teams of Korea, Ukraine, Vietnam and Morocco, will be held at the Mokdong Sports Complex main stadium on October 10, 12 and 15. The tournament will feature a full league format to determine the winner.
Vietnam’s soccer program has gone from strength to strength since Park Hang-seo was appointed head coach in 2017. The team has established itself as a powerhouse in Southeast Asia through its international performances and has paid particular attention to the development of its youth teams. The current head coach of the Vietnamese national team is Philippe Trousier, who previously led the U18 and U19 teams from 2019 to 2021.
For this tournament, Vietnam included two 16-year-old players who were born in 2007. It’s not just about performance, but also about the Vietnamese Football Federation’s desire to give young players a wide range of experience at international level.
“Vietnam’s participation in the EOU Cup means a lot to us. Vietnam has the image of an economic friendship with Korea, but at the same time, it has the same pain of division. Youth athletes, the future of two countries with the same history, will deliver a message of peace through soccer.”스포츠토토
Mr. Thanh Quoc Thuan, President of the Vietnam Football Association, said: “It is a great honor to participate in the Seoul EOU Cup in Korea, a country with a rich football history. Vietnam and Korea have been steadily building friendship through football. International competitions for the national teams at various age groups are very helpful for the development of young players. I hope there will be more tournaments like the Seoul EOU Cup in the future. I hope many Korean residents will come to the tournament and support the players’ passionate play.”
Meanwhile, Vietnam will play its first match against Morocco on October 10 at 16:00, followed by Ukraine on October 12 at 16:00 and Korea on October 15 at 16:00. Tickets for the Seoul EOU Cup will be sold as daily passes for each match day (October 10, 12, 15) and are available at Interpark.