Southeast Asia

AFC U16 Championships Round 1 Preview

Following the AFF U16 Championships earlier this year, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam will be amongst the continent’s best when they converge on Kuala Lumpur. The stakes are high as the race for future national team development continues to intensify in South-East Asia, with a place at the U17 World Cup finals in Peru next year the coveted prize.

Ahead of today’s opening round of fixtures, here are the players to watch and the major factors that could affect each of these sides in their push for the championship crown.