Vietnam to play five friendlies ahead of 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup

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national team is scheduled to play five matches in preparation for the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup, according to local newspapers.

The Golden Stars is scheduled to play against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on October 8 before going on a tour in South Korea. The team will play three friendly matches against K League Classic and K League Challenge clubs.

After that, Vietnam is expected to play another friendly match against a Southeast Asian team who isn’t in the same group as them in the group stage of the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Vietnam was drawn into group B at the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup, along with co-hosts Myanmar, Malaysia and the qualification stage winner.