International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup

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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 cooperation 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.

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. Vietnam won the first edition of the tournament, with Thailand finishing as runners-up.

Result Summary[edit]

Year Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2007 Vietnam  1–0  Thailand Singapore  2–1  Myanmar
2008 Iran  2–1  Thailand Vietnam  1–0  Singapore
2009 China PR  4–2  Vietnam Vietnam  2–1  Singapore
2010 Vietnam  2–1  Thailand Vietnam  1–0  Malaysia
2011 Vietnam  2–1  Iran Aspire Football Academy Qatar 2–1  Thailand
2012 Malaysia  1–0
 Vietnam Sydney Australia 2–1
2013 Vietnam  1–1
(4–1 (p))
Australia Sydney Malaysia  2–1
2014 Hoang Anh Gia Lai U19 Vietnam 3–0  Thailand Vietnam  2–1  Malaysia

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