Vietnamese football team ready for U19 competition

Vietnam players celebrate during their 4-1 win over Myanmar at the AFF U19 NutiFood Cup in September (Photo: VNA) Vietnam expects to win a quarter-final berth at the Asian Football Confederation U19 Championship in Myanmar although they have been drawn in the "Death Group" of the tournament, players and coaches say. They said that the team, which arrived in Myanmar on … [Read more...]

Vietnam unfazed by group of death

Vietnam expect to win a quarter-final berth at the Asian Football Confederation U19 Championship in Myanmar although they have been drawn in the "Death Group" of the tournament, players and coaches say. They said that the team, which arrived in Myanmar on October 5, is ready to overcome all obstacles against continental powerhouses China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK), … [Read more...]

VN unfazed by group of death

Gripping: Viet Nam players celebrate during their 4-1 win over Myanmar at the AFF U19 NutiFood Cup last month. - VNS Photo Tuan Tu HA NOI (VNS) - Viet Nam expect to win a quarter-final berth at the Asian Football Confederation U19 Championship in Myanmar although they have been drawn in the "Death Group" of the tournament, players and coaches say. They said that the team, … [Read more...]

Vinh bids farewell to SLNA

HA NOI (VNS) - V-League side Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) has chosen not to renew its contract with striker Le Cong Vinh due to financial difficulties, according to SLNA Football Joint Stock Company's general director Nguyen Hong Thanh. "Vinh is ready to stay with SLNA, but financial limitations mean that we can't keep him," Thanh said. The Nghe An-born striker Vinh said he was … [Read more...]

Sports News 14/8

Minh opens World Championships bid against Howard Shu Vietnamese player Nguyen Tien Minh will meet Howard Shu of the US in the first match of the Badminton World Federation's World Championships, according to the draw made on Monday. It is the first match between Minh, seeded No 20 in the world, and Shu, who is seeded No 68. Last year, Minh lost to former world No 1 and … [Read more...]

Sports News 11/8

Vietnam bags nine medals at Asian karate champs Vietnamese athletes won 1 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals, finishing sixth in the Asian Junior Karate Championships which was closed in Malaysia on August 10. The only gold medal went to Nguyen Thi Viet Trinh who defeated Japanese rival Kikuchi Mizuki 3-0 in the women's 59kg kumite. Two silver medals were awarded by Nguyen … [Read more...]

U19’s hold Osaka to draw

HA NOI (VNS) - Striker Nguyen Cong Phuong scored both goals, as Viet Nam U-19's held Gamba Osaka FC's U-18 to a 2-2 draw in Japan yesterday. Both goals from the visitors came in the second half after Gamba Osaka scored their opener in the third minute of the match from a free kick. The hosts levelled in the last minute of the second half of the friendly match which saw French … [Read more...]

Sports News Headlines 5/4

Hanoi ready to cope with abnormal weather phenomena Hanoi is taking a lot of measures to actively deal with abnormal weather phenomena in order to minimise the loss of human life and property. Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen The Thao said that due to predictions of increasing numbers of storms and low pressure systems and the early appearance of heat … [Read more...]

10 top scorer in V-League history

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam's top striker Le Cong Vinh is the only Vietnamese player in the list of the best scorers of the 14-year-old V-League. Le Cong Vinh. V - League 2014 marks the 11th consecutive leagues that Cong Vinh scored goals. In his first V-League in 2004, Cong Vinh was one of the best local scorer with 11 goals. In later years, Cong … [Read more...]

Sports News Headlines 21/3

Ly Hoang Nam beats Chinese No1 player Vietnamese tennis champ Ly Hoang Nam qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing International Tennis Federation (ITF) Group 1 tournament in the Philippines, after defeating Chinese No1 Zheng Weiqiang on March 20. In the first set, Nam played with confidence at the beginning and claimed the 6-3 victory. He continued gathering steam … [Read more...]

Laerte signs with Long An, Vinh to miss Sapporo

Dong Tam Long An managers have added Brazilian midfielder Junior Laerte to their line up for the new season, while striker Le Cong Vinh decides to play football at home, not going to Japan. The Brazilian was successful when playing for the V-League's Hanoi T&T and Ninh Binh. After returning to compete in his home town for several years, Laerte recently came back to … [Read more...]

Japanese FC is determined to have Cong Vinh

VietNamNet Bridge - Japanese FC Consadole Sapporo has transferred VND5 billion ($250,000) for Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) FC in exchange for the signature of Vietnam's top striker Cong Vinh. Vinh will be provided with a car, a bodyguards and an apartment to take his wife and child to Japan.During the farewell party before Cong Vinh left Japan, Consadole Sapporo's manager met Vinh … [Read more...]

UK singer Kirby charms with debut Vietnamese album

When British artist Lee Kirby uploaded a Youtube clip featuring himself singing the Vietnamese ballad Diem Xua in 2009, he didn't expect to create a phenomenon in Vietnam. No one could imagine that a man who spoke a few simple Vietnamese words could perform the famous and emotional song - and with very perfect Vietnamese pronunciation. The clip then attracted hundreds of … [Read more...]

UK singer charms audiences with debut Vietnamese album

'Vietnamisation process': Lee Kirby is surrounded by student fans after a performance in Hai Phong. — VNS Photo Phuc Thong by Thuy Hang When British artist Lee Kirby uploaded a Youtube clip featuring himself singing the Vietnamese ballad Diem Xua in 2009, he didn't expect to create a "phenomenon" in Viet Nam. No one could imagine that a man who spoke a few simple Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Cong Vinh invited to play football in Japan

VietNamNet Bridge - A Japanese football club - Consadole Sapporo - met with striker Le Cong Vinh early this week to invite the top striker of Vietnam to join the team for one year. However, the Hanoi Football Club, Cong Vinh's current team, said they have not received any information from the Japanese club.Striker Le Cong Vinh.Vinh is currently in Ho Chi Minh City to care for … [Read more...]

Youth key in new national squad

VietNamNet Bridge - The National Sports Administration yesterday, Jan 16, announced the 26-man national squad for two Asian Cup qualifying games which will take place later this year.Source: VNS … [Read more...]

Special ‘quota’ of Vietnam players for Japan football

As of next year, each football club of the professional J-League in Japan will be allowed to increase the number of hired foreign players from four to five if at least one of the players is Vietnamese, according to J-League chairman Kazumi Ohisaghi. Currently, a club is permitted to hire four foreign players including one from Asia, but since 2014, each club is allowed to … [Read more...]

Japan targets tourism, not beer in Cong Vinh deal

By hiring Vietnamese football star Cong Vinh to play in the northern city of Sapporo, Japan is not attempting to promote their famous beer, but rather promote tourism and culture. Many Vietnamese people believe otherwise, but Tuoi Tre has evidence to prove this after visiting the nation. Sapporo is the capital of the Hokkaido Province, 830km north of Tokyo. It is a land … [Read more...]

Japanese FC willing to pay $250,000 to have Cong Vinh

VietNamNet Bridge - The contract between Vietnam's top striker Le Cong Vinh and the Japanese FC - Consadole Sapporo is expiring. The Japanese club is willing to pay VND5 billion ($250,000) to keep Cong Vinh.Cong Vinh in Consadole Sapporo jersey.At the 40th round of J.League 2, Cong Vinh scored the only goal for Consadole Sapporo, which helped the FC win in the game against … [Read more...]