Accordingly, the official name of this year’s V-League season will be Nuti Café V.League 1-2018. The overall champions will receive a cash prize of VND3 billion (US$132,000), while two stakes of VND1.5 billion (US$66,000) and VND700 million (US$30,800) will be awarded to the runners-up and third-placed team, respectively. V.League 2018 is scheduled to take place from March 10 to October 6 with the participation of 14 professional football clubs, which will play in a two-leg round-robin format with a total of 182 matches. The opening ceremony of the V.League 2018 will be held at the Tam Ky Stadium, in the central province of Quang Nam, immediately prior to the opening clash between reigning V.League champions Quang Nam and guests, Saigon FC. NutiFood once accompanies Vietnam’s U19 football team in international U19 tournaments. Addressing the event on Tuesday, Tran Anh Tu, chairman of the management board and general director of the VPF, stated that, with the support of NutiFood, the VPF and the V League clubs pledge to do their utmost to provide a dedicated, transparent and interesting football season with high professional quality. Chairman of NutiFood, Tran Thanh Hai, said that NutiFood wishes to contribute to building an interesting, dedicated and honest national tournament, aiming to provide a launch-pad for Vietnamese football to develop and reach further in the regional and global arenas.