Malaysia to host youth championship in August

Malaysia is reportedly hosting an International Youth Football Championship in Kuala Lumpur from 8 to 15 August 2007, Christopher Raj reported in the New Straits Times. Arsenal are amongst 16 clubs which will be taking part in the competition, the other clubs being Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona, Porto FC, Chelsea, Ajax Amsterdam, Boca Juniors, PSV Eindhoven, Flamengo, Paris St. Germain, Oatar, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and a Malaysian X11.

The Malaysian event appears to clash with the ASEAN U20 Youth Championships being played in Hanoi, Vietnam, in August. Teams will include Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and host Vietnam.