They will face with Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore in Group B of the tournament that will be held in Việt Nam.

In Group A, games will take place between Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, East Timor, the Philippines and Brunei.

But it is Việt Nam’s group where the tournament favourites are placed.

Thailand have won the competition five times, a record for the tournament and Australia crowned champions four times.

 

Teams will compete in a round robin with the top two teams advancing to the semi-finals.

Matches will be held in Bình Dương (A) and HCM City (B) between August 5-18.

At the previous tournament in Myanmar in 2017, Thailand beat Malaysia 2-0 to take the trophy.

Việt Nam failed to secure a berth in the knock-out round as they were third-place team in their group. — VNS