Vietnam retain 92nd spot in latest FIFA rankings

Vietnam national football team maintained their 92nd place in the FIFA Men’s World Ranking for August. The team was ranked 13th in Asia and first in Southeast Asia.

The 2-1 victory against Malaysia in the World Cup qualifier in June helped the national men’s football team move up two places to 90th in the world.

The ranking dropped to the 92nd place after it was defeated by UAE who are ranked 70th in FIFA on June 15.

In Southeast Asia, Thailand ranked second, the Philippines ranked third, followed by Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

The top 3 in Asia were Japan, Iran, and Australia.

Belgium managed to retain their top spot in the world despite being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the European Championship. Brazil and France occupied the second and third places.


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Vietnam to send seven athletes to 2020 Tokyo Paralympics


 Vietnam will send seven athletes to compete in weightlifting, swimming, and track-and-field at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games which will get underway between August 24 and September 5 in Japan. The nation’s leading medal hopefuls include weightlifters Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan and Le Van Cong, swimmer Vo Thanh Tung, and track-and-field athlete Cao Ngoc Hung.

The 15-member Vietnamese delegation led by Nguyen Hong Minh, deputy head of Vietnam Sports Administration (VSA) will also include coaches, translators, and doctors.

They are scheduled to depart for Narita International Airport in Tokyo on August 19. According to Japan’s COVID-19 protocol, international athletes must have three negative PCR tests within three consecutive days upon their arrival.

All members of the Vietnamese sport delegation have been vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, weightlifter Le Van Cong became the first Vietnamese athlete to win a gold in the competition.

Meanwhile, swimmer Vo Thanh Tung also clinched a silver in the men’s 50m freestyle. In addition, weightlifter Dang Thi Linh Phuong secured a bronze in the women’s 50kg category and track-and-field athlete Cao Ngoc Hung took home a bronze medal in the men’s javelin.



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Army Games website to be launched in three languages


The Ministry of National Defense’s Army Games 2021 website will be launched on August 18 in 3 languages: Vietnamese, Russian, and English at  

The launch is part of Vietnam’s hosting the “Sniper and Rescue” contest within the framework of the International Military Games 2021 (Army Games 2021).

The website will update information about the preparation of the Army Games in Vietnam, along with news from Russia and the countries that co-host the Army Games 2021. There will be rich and diverse information, with news, articles, video clips, and special images about Army Games and sideline activities.

In addition, the website will highlight the Army Games from 2015 to now, Vietnam’s participation in the recent Army Games; the Vietnam People’s Army; Vietnam National Defense White Paper 2019; defense foreign affairs; the Vietnamese People’s Army joining the United Nations Peacekeeping Force; search and rescue; consequences of post-war bombs and mines; dioxins and toxic residues; and people, culture, cuisine and heritages of Vietnam recognized by UNESCO.





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Tokyo Paralympics: Torch relay taken off public roads over COVID

The torch relay for the Tokyo Paralympics will not take place on public roads for August 20-24 legs in Tokyo due to the COVID-19 situation, the metropolitan government said on Tuesday.

The relay for the Paralympics in the Japanese capital planned to have 700 runners tour a course of around 35 kilometers.

The flame gathering events at the metropolitan government’s building, which put together flames collected in 62 municipalities in the capital, will be held without spectators.

The Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5.



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Vietnamese athletes with disabilities to compete in three sports at Tokyo Paralympics


Vietnamese athletes with disabilities will compete in three sports, namely weightlifting, swimming and athletics, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Vietnamese delegation consists of 15 members, including seven athletes, three coaches as well as officials, doctors and translators.

It is led by Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Sports Administration Nguyen Hong Minh.

The athletes will leave for Tokyo on August 19 and will arrive in Japan on August 20 morning.
Five years ago, Vietnamese athletes with disabilities made their mark at the Rio 2016 Paralympics when they won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will take place at 8pm on August 24 and the closing ceremony at 8pm on September 5.




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Vietnam’s army team leaves for 2021 Army Games

The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) team on August 3 departed for Russia to attend the International Army Games 2021, to be held later this month.

The 2021 Army Games will be launched on August 22 across 12 host countries and territories. A total of 277 teams from more than 40 countries and territories are expected to compete in 36 categories this year.

It is the fourth time Vietnam has participated in the competition. It will join various events, including Tank Biathlon, Safe Route, Sea Cup, True Friend, Sniper Frontier, Gunsmith Master, Masters of Artillery Fire, Clear Sky, Safe Environment, Military Medical Relay Race, and Field Kitchen.

It also marks the first time Vietnam has hosted sniper and rescue events of the Games. The Vietnam People’s Navy has also sent a fleet comprising frigates 015-Tran Hung Dao and 016-Quang Trung to take part in the Sea Cup event for the first time.

All of the team members have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and test negative with the virus.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam secures three golds at International Chemistry Olympiad

All Vietnamese candidates at the 53rd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO 2021) won medals, which consisted of three gold and one silver medals.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, the three gold medalists were 12th graders Nguyen Duy Anh and Nguyen Le Thao Anh of the Hanoi – Amsterdam High School for the Gifted and Pham Duc Nam Phuong from Hai Duong province’s Nguyen Trai High School for the Gifted.

The silver medal went to another 12th grader, Nguyen Hoang Duong of the Hanoi University of Science (HUS) High School for Gifted Students under the Hanoi National University.

The IChO 2021, virtually hosted by Japan from July 25 to August 2, attracted contestants from 79 countries and territories worldwide.

Overall, all 37 Vietnamese students have brought home medals from this year’s Olympiads in different spheres, including 12 gold, 13 silver, 10 bronze medals, and two certificates of merit.

Source: Vietnam News Agency