>>> A strategic vision needed for Vietnamese sports >>> Vietnam draw with DPRK 1-1 in int’l friendly The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has just announced the final list of 23 players submitted by the 24 teams to compete in the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE early next year. Accordingly, teams are allowed to replace their players from the final list of 23 up to six hours before their first match, but overall, they are almost the official squads that the national teams across the continent will bring to the 2019 Asian Cup. According to the current list registered with the organisers, Vietnam have the youngest average age at only 23. Notably, in the squad of 23 Vietnamese players, there are 16 names from the U23 age group. In particular, the youngest player is defender Doan Van Hau (19). The Thai Binh native is also the third youngest player in the 2019 Asian Cup, behind Mohammed Al-Huthaifi of Yemen and Iraqi striker Mohanad Ali (both born in 2000). In the current … [Read more...] about What opportunities await Vietnam at 2019 Asian Cup?
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Vietravel introduces Asian Cup 2019 toursBy Dao Loan Customers book tours at HCMC-based tour operator Vietravel – PHOTO: DAO LOAN HCMC – Local travel firm Vietravel has introduced tours to the United Arab Emirates to bring Vietnamese fans to the final round of the Asian Cup 2019, which will be held between January 5 and February 1, to support the Vietnamese national football team. Vietravel will launch three separate five-day tours timed to coincide with Group D’s participation in the tournament. The group comprises teams from Vietnam, Iraq, Iran and Yemen who will compete against each other between January 7 and 16. A Dubai-Abu Dhabi tour departing on January 1, 2019, priced at VND29.59 million, will allow tourists to watch the match between Vietnam and Iraq. Another Dubai-Abu Dhabi tour, starting on January 10 with the same prices, will coincide with the Vietnam-Iran match. Customers who book the remaining Dubai-Al Ain tour, departing on January 14 and … [Read more...] about Vietravel introduces Asian Cup 2019 tours
Vietnam (in red) were defeated 0-8 by Australia on April 10 (Photo: AFC) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam were defeated 0-8 by Australia on April 10 in the team’s second match in the final round of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup held in Amman, Jordan. Vietnam’s starting line-up had some changes compared to the opener, as Khong Thi Hang was the goalkeeper and defender Nguyen Thi Xuyen was named as team captain. With a line-up of highly skilled players, Australia took control of the game right from the first few minutes of the game with high passes and fast dribbles along the sides. Kyah Simon scored the first goal for Australia in the eighth minute from a favourable pass of May Kerr. About 10 minutes later, Alanna Kennedy doubled the score with a header. Meanwhile, Vietnam launched continuous attacks with the hope of narrowing the gap, which resulted in weaknesses in the defend line. Logarzo and Van Egmond seized the chances and … [Read more...] about AFC Women’s Asian Cup: Vietnam suffers 0-8 defeat to Australia
Vietnamese women football team (Source: vff.org.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam suffered from a 0-4 loss to Japan in the Group B opener of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup that took place in Amman, Jordan, on April 7. With a lineup of highly skilled players, it was not surprising as Japan took control of the game right from the first whistle. The former world champions only needed three minutes to concretise their domination, with Kumi Yokoyama firing an unstoppable attempt from Mana Iwabuchi’s pass to open the scoring for Japan. The Vietnamese women had hardly come round from the first goal when they conceded a second scored by Emi Nakajima 14 minutes later. It was Iwabuchi again who provided an excellent right-wing assist for Nakajima to tap in from close range. Vietnam also deployed a number of counterattacks, which, however, were easily blocked by Japan’s solid defence. The Japanese players continued to find the net in the 53th … [Read more...] about Vietnam loses 0-4 to Japan at AFC Women’s Asian Cup
Viet Nam News Football HÀ NỘI — The coach and players of the Vietnamese women’s football team affirmed their determination to win a World Cup place during their Group B matches at the Asian Cup. They will put that plan into motion when they play Japan in Amman, Jordan today. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, coach Mai Đức Chung of Việt Nam, said: “There is still a big gap between women’s teams in Asia. We are in a difficult group with strong opponents in Japan, South Korea and Australia. Việt Nam won a slot to compete at the Asian Cup finals, after our successful qualification. Our players are young, and we have several new faces who are inexperienced. However, we will do our best, especially in the first match, to overcome our challenges. We will not suffer from any pressure in this tournament.” Midfielder Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung and striker Huỳnh Như said that the team did not come … [Read more...] about VN to play Japan in Asian Cup opener