President of the world football governing body FIFA Gianni Infantino pledged to support Vietnam’s football development programmes in the coming time during a working session with representatives from the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) in Hanoi on February 8.
Le Hung Dung (R) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (Source: VNA)
Gianni Infantino highly valued football achievements made by
Vietnam in recent time, especially Vietnam's U20 football team’s
presence at the U20 World Cup 2017; Vietnam's futsal team playing in the
semi-finals of the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship; and the U23 team’s
success as the runner-up at the AFC U23 Championship.
He attributed the results to efforts made by the Vietnamese Government and
relevant agencies in promoting the football’s development in general and
training young football talents.
FIFA will continue supporting the FIFA Goal Project in Vietnam by providing
financial resources, building of laboratory and high-quality training room, and
referee training, thus helping Vietnam complete young football training
programmes in particular and promote its football development in general, FIFA
President Infantino said.
He reported that FIFA has selected Vietnam as one of the participants in a
pilot project to develop women’s football in 18 months. FIFA will send its
experts to Vietnam to help the VFF build a long-term programme for the project,
He also thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for their support to the
country’s football development, expressing his belief that Vietnam’s football
will reap more successes in the near future.
The Yonex – Sunrise Vietnam Open 2018 Badminton Championships kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on August 7.
The Vietnam Television (VTV) International Women’s Volleyball Tournament 2018 officially commenced in the central province of Ha Tinh on August 4, with the Vietnamese national team enjoying a sweet start by defeating China’s Yunnan club in three straight sets.
A superb goal from defender Doan Van Hau in the 89th minute helped Vietnam to beat Oman 1-0 in the ongoing U23 International Championship - Vinaphone Cup 2018 tournament in Hanoi on August 5.
The Volleyball Federation of Vietnam (VFV) has been intensely preparing for the Asian Games 2018 (ASIAD 18) since the start of this year, VFV General Secretary Le Tri Truong said.
Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio held a ceremony in Hanoi on July 30 for Vietnam’s national women’s football team before they head to Japan’s Mimasaka city from August 1-11 to train in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD 2018).
Vietnam’s Thai Son Nam FC delivered a perfect start to the 2018 AFC Futsal Club Championships as they demolished Jeonju MAG FC, the reigning champions of the Republic of Korea, with a commanding score of 10-1 in their Group B opener on August 1.