Hong Kong face an unenviable task in the qualifying rounds of the 30th Asian Youth Under-19 Championship next week at Baoding, in China's Hebei province. Drawn against hosts China, up-and-coming Indonesia and unknown quantity Vietnam, Hong Kong will have to produce their best form if they are to be the sole winners of Group Eight and qualify for the final rounds later this year. Chan Yong-chong, one of three Hong Kong coaches, said next Wednesday's match against China will be their most difficult. 'I heard the stadium can hold 20,000 to 30,000 spectators and there's bound to be a big crowd supporting China. If we can hold China to a draw we have a chance, but I'd say China are the stronger team,' Chan said at yesterday's flag presentation ceremony in Hong Kong. China have enjoyed a solid preparation for the championship and have three youth squads undergoing training on the mainland. Indonesia, who crushed Hong Kong 4-1 in last summer's Olympic qualifying match at Mongkok Stadium, may not be as big as the Chinese but they play an effective short passing game which could pose a problem for Hong Kong. 'Physically they are not very big, but I heard they have trained in Europe and have been together as a team for quite a long time. 'We don't know much about Vietnam, but they are not expected to be push-overs,' Wong said. Vietnam are emerging from years of isolation. They held their first exhibition match when European champions Juventus beat their national side 2-1 last week in Hanoi. Vietnam are also putting a lot of emphasis on youth and could prove a hard nut to crack for Hong Kong. The 20-strong Hong Kong squad will rely on experienced forward Cheung Yiu-lun and defender Poon Yiu-cheuk, who play for Hong Kong First Division sides Frankwell and Uhlsport-Rangers respectively. The Hong Kong team flies out of the territory on Monday for Baoding.