International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup

The International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup is an annual football tournament held in Vietnam. The tournament was officially launched in 2007 by Thanh Niên News in co-operation with the Vietnam Football Federation, with the aim of improving youth football in Vietnam. In addition to improving the quality of football in the country, the tournament also serve to help VFF selectors build up the next generation of players who would represent Vietnam at the senior and U23 levels.[1]

During the first edition of the tournament, which lasted from 24 to 28 October 2007, host nation Vietnam competed against four visiting teams from Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand.[2] Vietnam won the first edition of the tournament, with Thailand finishing as runners-up.

SummaryEdit

Year Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2007 Vietnam   1–0
Report
  Thailand Singapore   2–1
Report
  Myanmar
2008 Iran   2–1
Report
  Thailand Vietnam   1–0
Report
  Singapore
2009 China PR   4–2
Report
  Vietnam Vietnam   2–1
Report
  Singapore
2010 Vietnam   2–1
Report
  Thailand Vietnam   1–0
Report
  Malaysia
2011 Vietnam   2–1
Report
  Iran Aspire Football Academy   2–1
Report
  Thailand
2012 Malaysia   1–0
Report
  Vietnam Sydney U21   2–1
Report
  Thailand
2013 Vietnam   1–1
(4–1 (p))
Report
  Sydney U21 Malaysia   2–1
Report
  Myanmar
2014 Hoang Anh Gia Lai U19   3–0
Report
  Thailand Vietnam   2–1
Report
  Malaysia
2015 Hoang Anh Gia Lai U21   2–0
Report
  South Korea Singapore   1–1
(6–5 (p))
Report
  Vietnam
2016 Yokohama U21   1–0
Report
  Thailand Hoang Anh Gia Lai U21   1–0
Report
  Vietnam
2017 Yokohama U21   2–0
Report
  Vietnam Myanmar   4–2
Report
  Thailand
2018 Vietnam   2–2
(5–3 (p))
Report
  Myanmar Malaysia   2–0
Report
  Gimhae CFC U21
2019 Vietnam   2–0
Report
  Japan University Selection FK Sarajevo U19   1–0
Report
  Hanyang University U21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thanh Nien strives to improve Vietnamese football". Thanh Niên. 20 September 2008. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Giải U21 Quốc tế báo Thanh Niên 2007: Sân chơi bổ ích cho bóng đá trẻ" (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Football Federation. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2019.