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.
(HBO) Late in the afternoon, people in Xuan Phong commune (Cao Phong) temporarily put aside their work and gather at the yards of each commune’s Cultural House to play volleyball.
Vietnam lost 2-3 to Iraq in their first match of Group D in the AFC Asian Cup 2019, which took place in Zayed Sport City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on January 8.
Vietnamese national football team’s player Nguyen Quang Hai has been named one of the top 15 best footballers in Asia in 2018 following a vote by Fox Sports Asia and Titan Sports.
(HBO) Over the past years, playing sports has become a regular activity in Gia Mo commune. This not only helps people improve their health but also enhances the exchange and the association between villages, neighbors, repelling the social evils.
Despite falling into the group that is considered a "group of death" with the participation of three West Asian teams, Vietnam are still considered to be a surprise factor in the upcoming Asian Cup 2019.
The national squad will encounter three West Asian teams in the upcoming 2019 Asian Cup in UAE which will kick-off later this week. Despite being in a group against strong rivals Iran and Iraq, as well as debutants Yemen who will need to prove much to make a surprise, a ticket to the knockout phase for coach Park Hang-seo's side is not a mission impossible.