Category Archives: Sports

Asian media hail return of Vietnamese football events

  Asian media outlets have applauded the return of Vietnamese football events after months of disruption due to COVID-19.  An emotional National Cup opener was played Saturday between Nam Dinh FC and Hoang AnhGia Lai. Tens of thousands of enthusiastic

Quang Hai listed in Fox Sports poll for Asian Front Three

 Vietnamese football star Nguyen Quang Hai has been listed as one of nine nominees for the Asian Front Three by the prestigious sports website Fox Sports Asia.  Hai was voted one of the Most Valuable Players of ASEAN and lifted

AFC expects Vietnamese football to set example of revival

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it expects football leagues in Vietnam to restart this month, setting an example of post-pandemic revival for other ASEAN countries. The Vietnam Professional Football Joint Stock Company (VPF) has announced that the Bamboo Airways

Vietnamese midfielder in Fox Sports poll for Asian Front Three

 Vietnamese football star Nguyen Quang Hai has been listed as one of nine nominees for Asian Front Three by the prestigious sport website Fox Sports Asia. On its official Facebook fanpage, Fox Sports Asia creates a poll for supporters who

Campaign encourages Vietnamese to travel around Vietnam

The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on Friday launched a program “Vietnamese travel around Vietnam” to stimulate domestic tourism market as COVID-19 epidemic subsides. Running from June 1 to December 31, the program will intensify communications on safe destinations

National sport events wait for gov’t approval to restart in June

The Vietnam Sports Administration (VSA) plans to kick off national tournaments after about a four-month hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, pending the government’s approval. As per the schedule, Vietnamese athletes were to compete in more than 110 local and

Vietnam futsal team make Asia’s top 10

The Vietnam futsal team have risen one step to rank 44th in the latest FIFA rankings.  In Asia, Vietnam ranked ninth while Iran, Japan and Thailand topped the continental list. In the world rankings, Brazil took the lead, followed by

Greece hands Olympic flame over to Japan

The Olympic flame was handed by Greece to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at a no-spectator ceremony on Thursday. The Olympic flame is scheduled to arrive at Japan’s Matsushima Air Base on Friday, transported by a charter flight

March and April AFC Cup matches postponed

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) announced on March 18 that the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has officially postponed all matches and events scheduled to take place in March and April 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.All scheduled matches ...

ASEAN Para Games delayed to October

The 2020 ASEAN Para Games have been postponed to October 3 – 9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision was taken by the ASEAN Para Sports Federation Board of Governors during its emergency meeting via video conference on the