Vietnam replace Australia to host 2018 U-19 qualifiers’ Group J

Hanoi has been chosen as the neutral venue for Group J of the 2018 AFC Under-19 Championship qualifiers, according to the announcement by Asian Football Federation (AFC).

The capital city of Vietnam was chosen following Australia’s decision to withdraw Shepparton city as host for the qualifiers, which will take place between 8 and 14 November.

Group J consists Australia, DPR Korea, Hong Kong and Northern Mariana Islands.

The final round of the championship will take place in Indonesia from 18 October to 4 November 2018 with the participation of 16 teams.