Việt Nam Football Federation Vice President Trần Quốc Tuấn has been appointed chairman of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s Competitions Committee.
VFF Vice President Trần
QuốcTuấn ischairman of AFC Competitions Committee in 2019-23.
It is the first time a Vietnamese
person has held the position.
The VFF on Tuesday said the Competitions
Committee is a key part in the AFC’s system which holds major influence over
continental football tournaments. The appointment was not only recognition for
Tuấn but also Việt Nam’s
contribution to Asian football
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin
Ebrahim Al Khalifa extended his congratulations to Tuấn, saying he
believedthe Vietnamese official would do his best to contribute to Asian
Tuấn, who pledged to fulfil his
duties in the new position, will begin his new four-year assignment on July 23.
His term will end in 2023.
"It is an honour for not only me
but also Việt Nam.
As chairman I will face with challenges and shoulder heavy pressure as the
Competitions Committee is a core part of the AFC. However I will work hard and
do my best to complete the duty,” he said.
Tuấn is also a member of the AFC
Executive Committee. He played a part in the decision to expand the number of
teams competing at the Asian Cup final round from 16 to 24 this year.
He also spoke up to change rules in
the AFC Cup and AFC Champions League to ensure equalitybetween teams in
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