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The Vietnamese football governing body has announced it will organise the ninth edition of tournament as preparation for the AFF Cup later this year

Vietnam's Football Federation (VFF) has confirmed it will arrange the 2012 VFF Cup on October 24 to 28 as their preparations ahead of the upcoming 2012 AFF Cup.

North Korea have been invited to the ninth edition of the annual football tournament which will take place at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City along with Turkmenistan and Iran's Under-23 side.

The 2012 VFF Cup also will be the first test for the newly-selected coach Phan Thanh Hung before he leads the team at the AFF Cup which begins in late November.

Vietnam are one of most successful teams in VFF Cup history with two titles, together with Thailand and Uzbekistan who were the last edition winners.