The Vietnamese female football players (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The national women's football team on June 27 departed for France for a short training session right before entering the 2022 AFF Women's Championship, which is expected to take place in the Philippines in early July. Head coach Mai Duc Chung said he is satisfied with the training results of the whole team so far. A total of 25 players are heading for the training in France and the AFF tournament. The group is scheduled to move to the Philippines on July 2. The championship will run from July 4-17, with the participation of a record 11 teams. The Vietnamese footballers are set meet their opponents from Myanmar, Timor Leste, Laos and Cambodia in Group B. Vietnam are current champions after defeating Thailand in the finals of the AFF Cup 2019./. VNA … [Read more...] about National women’s football team leaves for training in France
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A fight for the ball between players of the two teams (Source: vff.org.vn) New Delhi (VNA) - The national women’s football team of Vietnam lost 0-3 to the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the first match at the group stage of the 2022 Asian Football Confederation ( AFC ) Women’s Asian Cup in India on January 21. RoK team ranked 18th in the World Football Federation (FIFA) rankings, 14 places higher than Vietnam, qualified for three FIFA World Cups, and won the bronze medal at the Asian Cup in 2003. Vietnam will play Japan on January 24./. VNA … [Read more...] about Women’s team lose first game to RoK at Asian Cup
Midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai. (Photo: vietnamnet.vn) He flew to France on June 27, and will have a medical check on June 29. If he passes it, his contract with the club will take effect and Hai will become the first Vietnamese player to play for a professional league in France. Established in 1920, Pau FC finished 10th in Ligue 2 in the last season. It owns the 4,031-seater Nouste Campo stadium. Bernard Laporte-Fray, president of the club, chose Hai because of his creative and clever style, the newspaper said. He decided to sign a two-year contract with the Vietnamese midfielder with an option of extending for another year. Pau FC is also willing to facilitate Hai to join bigger clubs if he plays well and receives offers from them. Hai started his career 16 years ago and has spent his entire career at Hanoi FC, from the youth to the senior team. He has played 126 matches and scored 35 goals for the club which negotiated with the midfielder for a contract extension but he … [Read more...] about Football star to join France’s Pau FC
Nhâm Mạnh Dũng (left), Việt Nam’s hero at the SEA Games 31, marked his first match at the AFC Cup 2022 with a goal to seal the 5-1 win for Viettel. Photo zingnews.vn HCM CITY — Viettel FC started their 2022 AFC Cup campaign with a flourish, thrashing Laos’ Young Elephants at the Thống Nhất Stadium on Friday. Despite conceding early with a goal from Bounphachan Bounkong, Pedro Paulo’s hat-trick alongside goals from Nguyễn Đức Hoàng Minh and Nhâm Mạnh Dũng helped the capital side complete a great comeback, winning 5-1. Park Hang-seo’s former assistant Bae Ji-won, on his first match managing the club, started the match without captain Bùi Tiến Dũng. However, the big gap between the two teams was clear, with chance after chance for Viettel’s Geovane Magno right from the off. Just when everyone was thinking about an easy night for Bae’s men, the Young Elephants showed why they are a top team in Laos, with an opening goal to silence the whole crowd. In the 6th minute, from a … [Read more...] about Viettel grab first win of AFC Cup
After Cambodian players lost control of the ball Viettel's Nguyen Hoang Duc stole it and passed it to Thuong who essayed a beautiful long shot from a distance of 30 meters to find the net in the ninth minute. Having drawn first blood, Viettel played slowly, trying to control the ball and waiting for a favorable opportunity to attack. As the match progressed, it was evident that the V-League 2020 champions were sticking to their defensive style, not taking the option to counterattack on several occasions. The start of the second half was difficult for Viettel and the team kept revealing gaps in its defence that Phnom Penh Crown were not able to take advantage of. Viettel head Group I after two matches. … [Read more...] about AFC Cup: Viettel defeat Phnom Penh Crown 1-0
Nguyễn Quang Hải’s next destination is still a mystery. Photo baogiaothong.vn Peter Cowan Who doesn’t love a good transfer saga? While it may feel like football is now a 24/7, 365 day a year sport, there are in fact lulls in the beautiful game’s calendar. Transfer intrigue can often be a great way to fill in the interminable gaps between real football matches but the saga centred around Vietnamese football at the minute is one I could do without. Nguyễn Quang Hải left Hà Nội FC back in April, ostensibly to sign for a European club, and yet as June draws to a close, he still remains unsigned. Over the past few months various outlets have reported that the pint-sized playmaker is close to signing with Austrian, Swiss and now French clubs. Hải has been linked with no less than four clubs in the latter country’s Ligue 2, with breathless reports noting that he has his visa and is only awaiting a medical checkup. Again, transfer sagas can be great … [Read more...] about The Local Game: Just what is going on with Nguyễn Quang Hải’s transfer?
Phạm Văn Mách competing in the SEA Games 31 last month. He will take part in the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in mid-July in Maldives. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — SEA Games champion Phạm Văn Mách is targetting a gold medal in his return to the 54th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship next month in the Maldives. Mách is one of the best bodybuilders in Việt Nam, competing in the men's 55kg category and having won several national championships. The An Giang Province-born athlete grabbed five world championship gold medals in 2001, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2017. He also triumphed in the continental competition eight times, taking seven titles in a row from 2004 to 2012, and another in 2014. At last month's SEA Games 31, the 46-year-old athlete overcame all other rivals to secure his second Games gold. The title was a strong push for him to train hard in preparing for the Asian event on July 15-21. A total of 51 events will be organised in … [Read more...] about Bodybuilder Mách aims to muscle his way to Asian gold