* South Africa booked the last place at the African Cup of Nations finals with a 2-1 away win over Libya thanks to Percy Tau's double on Sunday to complete the lineup for the 24-team finals being hosted in Egypt in June. * Paul Casey became the first golfer to successfully defend his Valspar Championship title when he secured a hard-fought one-stroke win over Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak in Florida on Sunday (Mar 24). * Colton Herta became the youngest winner in IndyCar history on Sunday (Mar 24), the 18-year-old American taking the checkered flag in his only third series start at the IndyCar Classic. * Daniel James was Wales' goal-scoring hero as they launched their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday (Mar 24). * Hungary midfielder Mate Patkai scored his first international goal to secure a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over World Cup runners-up Croatia in a Euro 2020 Group E qualifier on Sunday. * Scotland beat San Marino 2-0 to avoid a … [Read more...] about Snooker – O’Sullivan on top of the world after Tour Championship win
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UEFA forging ahead with plans to increase value of women's footballThe Saigon Times Daily Olympique Lyonnais celebrate after winning the Champions League Final at Valeriy Lobanovskyi Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine May 24, 2018 - PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (REUTERS) - The Women's Champions League is beginning to step out of the shadow of its male counterpart with the ultimate aim of being as much of a must-see and commercially-attractive event, a UEFA official told Reuters on Tuesday. This season's final in Budapest will be the first time the showpiece, in its current format, will be held in a different city to the men's Champions League final. The decision was taken to allow the pinnacle of women's club football in Europe to have its own spotlight and not be overshadowed by the men's edition, which is one of the most viewed annual TV events in the world, surpassing the Super Bowl. The sponsorship and broadcast rights to the women's final are currently sold by UEFA, with the previous … [Read more...] about UEFA forging ahead with plans to increase value of women’s football
Vietnam’s U23 soccer team celebrates a goal at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in January 2018. Photo by VnExpress/Doan Huynh The young players will also have to face other strong opponents to warm up for Asian Games in August. Vietnam's national U23 football team is scheduled to play against major players in the region as well as those from one of the world's strongest football clubs, FC Barcelona, at a tournament held to prepare them for the Asian Games in August. The exhibition tournament will be held at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi between August 3-7 with the participation of the U23 teams from Oman, Uzbekistan and the B team of Barcelona, Spain. The game will be the second of Barcelona B in Vietnam. They first came for another exhibition game in 2005 when they lost 0-1 to Vietnam national team. Uzbekistan’s U23 team was crowned the champion of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in China last January after … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s U23 football team set to clash U23 Barcelona in exhibition game
The Republic of Korea's President Moon Jae-in and his spouse (Source: Embassy of the Republic of Korea) Hanoi (VNA) – President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (RoK) has said he intends to further deepen friendship and trust with the Vietnamese leadership to lift the strategic cooperative partnership between the RoK and Vietnam to a new height during his upcoming State visit to Vietnam. The President revealed his intention in a written interview granted to Vietnam News Agency before he, together with his spouse, is making a State visit to Vietnam from March 22-24 at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang. The interview dealt with a wide range of issues, including the relations of the two countries and measures to bolster it and matters relating to peace on the Korean peninsula. The following is the full text of the interview: - Mr. President, what is the significance of your state visit to Vietnam this time? RoK President Moon Jae-in: I am very pleased … [Read more...] about President Moon Jae-in wants to lift RoK-VN partnership to next level
Vietnam will face hosts Taiwan at the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship on Monday and need nothing but a win to qualify for the quarterfinals, a feat the country miraculously pulled off in association football last month.Taiwan are Group A leaders with four points, followed by Vietnam and Malaysia with three points each.The Golden Stars will secure a ticket to the knockout stage if they beat the hosts at 6:00 pm (Vietnam time) today.Vietnam lost 1-2 to Malaysia in the event’s opener on February 1, before beating Bahrain 2-1 on Saturday.Taiwan have been a surprise at the competition as they drew 2-2 against Bahrain in the opener and defeated Malaysia 5-4 in the second game to top Group A.Except for one-point Bahrain, all the other three contenders still have equal chances to advance, meaning Vietnam should make no mistake in the clash with Taiwan.The Taiwan test is expected to be a tough one for the Golden Stars, even though they hold the upper hand over the hosts. Vietnam rank 55th on … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam repeat AFC U23 miracle in futsal?