NDO – President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Salman Al Khalifa extended a congratulatory message to Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), Tran Quoc Tuan, right after Vietnam achieved a historic 1-0 win over Australia at the ongoing AFC U23 Championship 2018 in Jiangshu, China.
NDO – 2017 continues to be a fruitful year for Vietnamese sport with many new achievements gained across different arenas. Vietnam successfully defended its place in the top three at the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, whilst making the top ten on the overall podium of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG 5), with most of the country’s gold medals and records won in the basic Olympic sport events.
NDO – Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has been named the best Vietnamese athlete of the year for the fourth time after winning the most votes from journalists and sports aficionados in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on December 28.
NDO – The International Football Federation (FIFA) has recognised four Vietnamese referees as meeting its Elite 2018 level, after considering the proposals from the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)’s Referee Committee.
NDO – Vietnam’s U23 team were closely defeated 2-3 by Ulsan Hyundai FC from the Republic of Korea (ROK) in a friendly meeting at Hanoi’s Hang Day Stadium on December 21, which was the second-last clash for Park Hang-seo and his players as they prepare for their AFC U23 Championship campaign in China next month.
NDO – Vietnam has officially surpassed the Philippines to become the no. 1 football team in Southeast Asia as the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced its year-end men’s world rankings on December 21.