Coach Park Hang-seo of Vietnam (centre) speaks at the AFF Cup final’s press briefing. (Photo: VNA) Park Hang-seo said he would meet Republic of Korea and Vietnamese supporters’ expectations by keeping the ASEAN Football Federation Championship trophy at home on December 15 at the My Dinh Stadium. Vietnam have a slight advantage into the match having scored two away goals in a 2-2 draw in the first leg at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on December 11. “I and my players knew the importance of the game. We will have great support from home fans. Although we play at the My Dinh which is smaller than the Bukit Jalil, we can make it an even better atmosphere for our team.” said Park. “I am aware of the increasing number of Korean watching us. It is my honour to have such support but it is a slight burden. We will do our best to meet their demands. We don’t want to let them down,” said the 59-year-old coach. Media reported that SBS … [Read more...] about Vietnam aiming to take AFF Cup home
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WEMBLEY: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insisted he is a "serial winner" after ending a difficult season on a high by beating Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard's penalty at Wembley on Saturday (May 19). Manchester United's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (L) vies with Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (R) during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London on May 19, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Glyn Kirk) In what is still widely expected to be Conte's final game in charge, the Blues withstood a second-half onslaught from United after Hazard's 22nd-minute spot-kick to ensure Jose Mourinho's men end the season trophyless. A year on from winning the Premier League in his debut season in English football, Conte failed to even qualify Chelsea for the Champions League as they finished fifth in the Premier League. "I am the first to understand because I am the coach of an important club … [Read more...] about Hazard the hero as Chelsea hold firm to win FA Cup
This Saturday afternoon will be like no other in Vietnam. The national football team will be competing in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship, marking the first time ever a team from Southeast Asia has made it so far. Vietnamese fans started dreaming the unthinkable when the team made it to the semifinals, and many assumed it would be South Korea they'd be facing in the biggest game in the team's history. Yes, it had to be South Korea, the runner up of the AFC U23 last year. But just a few hours after Vietnam secured a ticket to the final with a dramatic win over Qatar on Tuesday, it was Uzbekistan's turn to surprise fans. It wasn't until that moment that Vietnamese fans, who had been celebrating their team's remarkable cup run that led them becoming the first in Southeast Asia along with Malaysia to reach the quarterfinals, started looking at what Uzbekistan has achieved so far in this tournament. Uzbekistan knocked out 2017 champion … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan: Can will to win stun attacking intent in U23 Asian Cup final?
This Saturday afternoon will be like no other in Vietnam. The national football team will be competing in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship, marking the first time ever a team from Southeast Asia has made it so far. Vietnamese fans started dreaming the unthinkable when the team made it to the semifinals, and many assumed it would be South Korea they'd be facing in the biggest game in the team's history. Yes, it had to be South Korea, the runner up of the AFC U23 last year. But just a few hours after Vietnam secured a ticket to the final with a dramatic win over Qatar on Tuesday, it was Uzbekistan's turn to surprise fans. It wasn't until that moment that Vietnamese fans, who had been celebrating their team's remarkable cup run that led them becoming the first in Southeast Asia along with Malaysia to reach the quarterfinals, started looking at what Uzbekistan has achieved so far in this tournament. Uzbekistan knocked out 2017 champion … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan: Can will to win overcome attacking intent in mouthwatering cup final?
VietNamNet Bridge – After winning the Golden Ball award 2017, captain of V.League 1 champions Quang Nam, Dinh Thanh Trung says he and the national team aim to win the AFF Cup this year.Midfielder Trung was a key player in his side’s league glory. He was also instrumental in helping the national team through the Asian Cup 2019 qualification rounds“I will try to play well to help Quang Nam defend their title this year. If I am called to the national team to compete in the 2018 AFF Cup, I and my teammates will make every effort to enter the final and I hope Vietnam will take the cup like 10 years ago,” said Trung.“Winning the AFF Cup is my biggest wish this year,” Trung added.The 29-year-old Trung, who was born in the central province of Ha Tinh, has proved his mettle as a leader and captain.“Trung is like the eldest brother of the team. Although he is younger than many footballers, he is always a good example to his teammates on both the pitch … [Read more...] about Trung aims to win AFF Cup
The world number five was pushed hard by his opponent, especially in the first set where Donskoy threatened an early upset.But he won in a tie break, before breaking the Russian's serve twice in the second set, in the sixth and ninth games, to claim victory.Thiem, one of the players predicted to break through this year amid injury concerns for the game's traditional big stars, hit more than 30 winners to secure his passage into the second round.Afterwards he denied there was more pressure on players such as himself to succeed this year, because of injuries to Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray and an ageing Roger Federer."It was the same situation last year, and then Roger and Rafa came out like rockets and dominated the season," the 24-year-old told reporters."I think it can happen the same this year. If they come back strong, it can happen the same."So I go into this season like I did into the last, I want to do the best for myself and also watch out that I avoid the injuries … [Read more...] about Top seed Thiem wins opening match in Qatar
Photo book Xuan Thi (Spring Time) by photographer Thai Phien won the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) Cup yesterday in Ha Noi, marking a milestone as the first book of photographs showing nudes to win the award.Photographer Phien said his joy at winning the cup was shared by all Vietnamese photographers."That’s because VAPA has finally recognised nude photo art in Viet Nam," said Phien. "I think that now Vietnamese people can enjoy nude photos publicly."Spring Time was the first art book of nude photography published in Viet Nam by HCM Literature and Arts Publishing House. The book includes 71 photos, which were snapped by Thai Phien across a period of 15 years.Books that won the bronze VAPA cups included Chu Thu Hao’s Nhiep Anh Mot Goc Nhin (Looking Photography); Minh Dao’s Thu Tuong Vo Van Kiet (Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet) and Tran Phong’s Le Hoi Tay Nguyen (Festivals in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam).Cup-winner Phien will fly from HCM … [Read more...] about Book of nudes wins VAPA Cup top award
U-23 Vietnam shocked U-23 China with a 3-1 thrilling victory Saturday in the Vietnam Football Federation Cup and reaped the title, despite the results of the last matchday on Nov. 9. The home side’s Saturday win followed their 1-0 victory over U-23 Singapore two days earlier at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi. With six points, the young Vietnamese won the friendship tournament regardless of the results of the U-23 China vs. U-23 Singapore and U-23 Vietnam vs. U-23 Thailand on Monday. The Thais got two points after drawing 2-2 with China on Thursday and 1-1 with the Singapore team Saturday. Both Singapore and China got one point each. This means if Thailand beat Vietnam in the last game of the round-robin competition, they will get five points, still behind the hosts. The home side’s Saturday match against the Chinese team at the My Dinh Stadium was a thrilling game that took the crowd’s breath away. Both sides started the game carefully … [Read more...] about U23 Vietnam stun U23 China to win VFF Cup early
Defending V-League champions Ha Noi T&T fought back to win the Super Cup at Hang Day Stadium yesterday against Song Lam Nghe An, winning 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in normal time. The Hanoian team, who won the V-League in June, were shocked by their long-term rivals Nghe An taking a 2-0 lead in the first minutes of the second half. Ha Noi T&T boasted a string of stars including goalie Duong Hong Son, captain Brazilian Cristiano Roland, maestro Le Hong Minh and Brazil's Cauce Benicio along with attacking midfielder Cao Sy Cuong, but they failed to dominate the well-organised defence and quick counter-attacks of Nghe An team. Newly-contracted striker Kavin Bryan threatened the hosts' goalie with his speed and close range shots in the first half, while talisman Argentinean striker Gonzalo Marronkle was marked closely Nghe An's defenders. After a goalless first half, Edmun Owusu Ansah of Nghe An slotted the ball home from his teammate's 53rd minute cross, beating goalie … [Read more...] about Ha Noi T&T win Super Cup
(Cinet) – Vietnam’s Nguyen Hoang Thien continues to win the championship in the content of double title at the Malacca International Junior Championship, Malaysia. Participating with Hoang Thien in the tournament is his close friend , namely Trongchaproenchaikul. In the final round, Thien and Trongchaproenchaikul beat No 2 seed pair Adi Nugroho and Uneputty of Indonesia 7-6, 6-2 to take the cup. It is Thien's second double victory that Hoang Thien and Trongcharoenchailkul give this year. Earlier, he won at a tournament in New Zealand in February, pairing with Australian Jack Schipanshi. The championship in Malaysia marks Hoang Thien’s growth and is a basic foundation for the up-coming prize such as Sea Games or Olympic London. … [Read more...] about Hoang Thien to win the second double tittle