As the 2020 AFC U23 Championship kicks off this 15th of January, several competing teams in Asia have been making its way into legitimate brand partnerships to sponsor their kits. This year, Vietnam closed a deal with Grand Sport Vietnam who are the new sponsors for the team’s new home and away kits.
The new gear still sports the same trademark red uniform with touches of gold on the sleeves and collars, highlighting the national flag of Vietnam on the upper right side as well as Grand Sport’s logo on the upper left side of the jersey. Now on sale in various Grand Sport outlets, the jerseys will start at VND 745,000 (USD 32.23) the new home and away kit that Vietnam will be wearing come the AFC championships to be held in Thailand from January 8th to 26th, Indeed, it’s Vietnam’s honest testament to the team’s brand loyalty.
Uzbekistan took home the victory from Vietnam in the 2018th AFC U23 Championship which brings them to the 2020 tournament against DPR Korea, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Group D. Park Heong-seo’s senior team members will be resuming game time in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup Joint-Qualifiers come March of this year. They’re currently number one of Group G ahead of Thailand among other teams in terms of ranking.