Football matches to celebrate Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties

Two leading football clubs of Japan, the Kashima Antlers and Kawasaki Frontele, will take on Vietnam’s U23 squad and the Becamex Binh Duong club in friendly matches as part of activities to celebrate 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.


Accordingly, at 7:30pm on June 1st, Becamex Binh Duong will play Kawasaki Frontele at the Go Dau Stadium in Binh Duong City, with free admission for the friendly game.

Kawasaki Frontele is one of the strong Japanese clubs, with some professional footballers like Okubo, Igawa, Oshima and Kazama, especially two midfielders Junichi Inamoto and Kengo Nakamura, who competed in the previous World Cup.

Becamex Binh Duong’s Head Coach Le Thuy Hai said that it is a good chance to hone the skills of his men, as well as test some new players, including Nguyen Thien Esele, former goalkeeper of the Nam Dinh club, for the second half of this year’s season.

Three days later, Vietnam’s U23 squad is scheduled to meet the J-League champion Kashima Antlers at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi. The Japanese club also has some players participating in World Cups, such as Mitsuo Ogasawara, Kōji Nakata, Masashi Motoyama and Takuya Honda.

Source: TNO

Translated by Pham Huy