It will be the second time the two sides meet. Vietnam won against Japan in their group round last week by 16-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 18-16. Vietnam came from behind on May 27 to defeat Iran 18-21, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18. The team’s first victory occurred in the second stage of the qualification.
Vietnam face Japan in playoff Viet Nam will play Japan in a fifth-place playoff at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship in China today, May 28. It will be the second time the two sides meet. Viet Nam won against Japan in their group round last week by 16-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 18-16. Viet Nam came from behind yesterday to defeat Iran 18-21, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18. The team’s first victory occurred in the second stage of the qualification. Toan may not play in SEA Games opener Striker Nguyen Van Toan is not ready to play in Viet Nam’s opening match in the Southeast Asian Games’ Group B on Friday in Singapore. Toan suffered a twisted ankle last week during a friendly match against Myanmar. He has not yet recovered from the injury and has to do executive exercises with physical trainer Kubo Shinichi. Coach Toshyia Miura will wait till today (May 28), the last day, before announcing his final squad, for which he has to kick out two players. Annual off-road triathlon returns Viet Nam’s premier multi-sport event, the Le Fruit Off-road Triathlon, will take place on Saturday at Ho Tram Beach in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The event includes a swim in the Eastern Sea, bike ride toward the rainforest, and run along the beach. This year, new challenges include a duathlon (no-swimming option), a families’ trophy, and two triathlon events for children. Participants in the 14th event include expatriates, local Vietnamese and others from abroad. For more information, and… [Read full story]