Vietnam beat the Philippines 4-2 in an unconventional friendly in Qatar on Monday, ahead of their campaign at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, which will kick off in UAE this week. The match was closed to spectators and included three 30-minute sessions, instead of two 45-minute halves as usual. The two teams wanted the game to be that way so they could field as many players as possible to prepare for the Asian Cup, which will start in UAE on Saturday. No goal was scored in the first 30 minutes despite Vietnam’s dominating ball possession. The Vietnamese netted a brace in the early part of the second session before the Azkals shortened the gap to 2-1 from a set piece. Vietnam then brought on six substitutes but they conceded another goal from a long-range shot by a Philippine player. Doan Van Hau, a Vietnamese sub, put Vietnam in the lead with a volley in the box in the 56th minute. Coach Park Hang Seo fielded many more players in the third session. Captain Que Ngoc Hai shot … [Read more...] about Vietnam defeat Philippines in Qatar friendly
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By An Phương Illustration by Trịnh Lập Lotus, a made-in-Việt Nam social media platform, debuted about two months ago. Together with recent launches of Gapo and Hahalolo and six other platforms that have yet to be introduced, I wonder if these homegrown social media apps can bring real value to Vietnamese users? Will they last? As a social media enthusiast, I have been trying the beta version of Lotus since September. Since this app was developed by over 200 technical engineers at Việt Nam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), my expectations for Lotus have been quite high. “Lotus takes a different path from other social networks, striving to be a content-centric platform that gives users freedom to be creative and produce more quality content,” Nguyễn Thế Tân, CEO of VCCorp, has said. A friend of mine, Thanh Quý, 26, said: "That explains why Lotus has … [Read more...] about What’s the future of homegrown social networking sites?
By Hà Nguyễn Hà Nội is a city that loves a good cafe, so it can take a lot for one to stand out. One way to break the mould is an eye-catching design, and what's more eye-catching than a big yellow bus? That must have been what Nguyễn Đứa Sâm and his friends thought when they opened Hanoi Bus Cafe. Located on the grounds in front of a future Hà Đông metro station on Tô Hiệu Road, the cafe is inside a stationary bus which has been redesigned. ALL ABOARD: Nguyễn Đức Sâm's Hanoi Bus Cafe, which is located in Hà Nội's Hà Đông District, receives a lot of customers every day. Photos vietnammoi.vn Sâm said he came up with the idea for the cafe during a trip to Vĩnh Phúc Province north of the capital when he saw many damaged buses that had been abandoned and were going to waste. “A sudden idea came to my mind, why don't we use … [Read more...] about No busman’s holiday in this cafe
Fly High, Dreamers!, one of Cường's favourite origami artworks. Photo coutesy of Nguyễn Hùng Cường By Lương Thu Hương When his parents gave him a book that taught him how to fold paper into dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures at the age of seven, Nguyễn Hùng Cường found his passion – origami. Cường created his first origami work when he was 10 and it was those first creations, despite their simplicity, that have driven him to pursue the art until now. Since those simple initial folds, the 30-year-old man has created many elaborate origami works that have been praised by prestigious international publications like Huffington Post, and ABC News. His creation Gorilla was praised by renowned origami artist Robert J Lang at an exhibition held by Origami USA. The former student of Hà Nội University of Science and Technology was also … [Read more...] about Turning traditional paper into works of art
International Ginter the inspiration as Germany clinch Euro 2020 spot The Saigon Times Daily Sunday, Nov 17, 2019,09:30 (GMT+7) Ginter the inspiration as Germany clinch Euro 2020 spot The Saigon Times Daily Germany's Nico Schulz in action at Borussia-Park, Moenchengladbach, Germany November 16, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS MOENCHENGLADBACH (REUTERS) - Defender Matthias Ginter scored one goal and was involved in two more as Germany comfortably saw off Belarus 4-0 on Saturday to clinch their place at Euro 2020, qualifying for the finals for a record 13th time in a row. The inspired Ginter broke the deadlock in the 41st minute with a clever backheel, provided a dummy which allowed Leon Goreztka to score the second and the pass for Toni Kroos to add the third. Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty from Igor Stasevich in the 75th minute and Kroos added a fourth to complete his first national team brace since the … [Read more...] about Ginter the inspiration as Germany clinch Euro 2020 spot