The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women's Championship 2015 will be held in Vietnam with participation of eight teams in the region, reported the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) on its website on Tuesday.
VFF's report was made after AFF Council held a drawing ceremony recently in Malaysia during which it announced the official schedule for football tournaments in Southeast Asia in 2015.
Accordingly, Vietnam will host the AFF Women's Championship 2015, scheduled to kick off in southern HCM City in May, with participation of eight teams from Australia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and host Vietnam.
They will be divided into two groups, with Group A including Australia, Indonesia, Laos and Thailand, and Group B having Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam.
The eight teams will play under the round-robin format for scores, with the top two teams of each group entering the semifinals, then the two winners playing in the final for the champion trophy.
The AFF Women's Championship is the competition in women's football organized by the ASEAN Football Federation, contested by the national teams of nations in Southeast Asia.
The tournament was launched in 2004, hosted by Vietnam and won by Myanmar. If the 2015 tournament is included, Vietnam has hosted the event for five times.
So far, Myanmar and Vietnam each has won the trophy twice.
In the previous tournament held in 2013 in Myanmar, Japan became the champion after beating Australia 5-3 in the penalty shootout, while Vietnam and Myanmar were placed third and fourth, respectively, according to VFF.