Vietnam U-16 drawn in the same group with runners-up Iran in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship

Vietnam U-16 have been drawn in the same group with 2016 runners-up Iran in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship.

The draw of the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship was held on Thursday afternoon in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

As the result, Vietnam will square off title favorites Iran, alongside India and Indonesia in Group C.

Hosts Malaysia are drawn in Group A with two-time champions Japan, 1998 winners Thailand and Tajikistan.

Group B has two-time champions DPR Korea with Oman, Yemen and Jordan.

The AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia is on September 20 – October 7.

This is also the qualification for the 2019 U-17 World Cup. For teams qualified for the semi-final will represent the AFC region of the U-17 World Cup held in Peru.