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Vietnam up nearly 900 points in FIFA rankings

Vietnam are Southeast Asia’s number one team, coming in at 102 on the FIFA World Rankings for August. According to FIFA’s new ranking formula, Vietnam received 1,220 points, up nearly 900 points compared to the previous method of order, earning the country its 17th place in Asia.  France climbed to the summit of the ranking ... Read More »

Le Quang Liem lost to Georgia grandmaster at UAE

Top Vietnamese player and first seed Le Quang Liem lost to grandmaster Jojua Davit of Georgia in their ninth and final game of the 25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival, which concluded on Wednesday. Le Quang Liem lost to grandmaster Jojua Davit of Georgia in the ninth game of the 25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival.  Liem (Elo 2,727) lost ... Read More »

ASIAD 18: Vietnam defeat Pakistan 3-0 in men’s football

Vietnam’s Olympic men’s football team beat their Pakistani rivals 3-0 in the first group match in men’s football of the Asian Games 2018 (ASIAD 18), which took place in Indonesia on August 14. Midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai opens the score for Vietnam Midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai opened the score for Vietnam at the 20th minute, while the second goal was ... Read More »

Vietnamese tennis, women’s football teams head to ASIAD 18

The Vietnam national tennis team will fly to Indonesia on August 16 to compete at the 18th Asian Games (ASIAD 18). On August 13, the women’s national football team headed to Indonesia. They will compete in Palembang city on August 19. The team includes Ly Hoang Nam, Trinh Linh Giang, Pham Minh Tuan, Nguyen Van Phuong, Savanna Ly Nguyen and ... Read More »

Five Vietnamese golfers to join WAGC final

Viet Nam has selected five golfers to compete at the final of the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) 2018 to be held on October in Malaysia. Five national players has been selected to compete in the final of the World Amateur Golfers Championship. — Photos courtesy of Vinpearl Golf Nam Hoi An After two days of competition at the Vinpearl ... Read More »

Binh Duong Int’l Three-Cushion Billiards Tourney to be held this week

The International Three-Cushion Carom Billiards Tournament BTV-Becamex IJC Cup 2018 will take place in the southern province of Binh Duong from August 16-18, gathering 64 cueists from Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and the Netherlands. Cueist Ngo Dinh Nai is one of the 59 Vietnamese players at the three-cushion carom billiards tournament in Binh Duong (Photo: Among the ... Read More »

Pencak silat – Vietnam’s golden hope at ASIAD 2018

Vietnamese pencak silat athletes will compete at the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD) for the first time and are expected to bring home gold medals.  Vietnamese pencak silat athletes are scheduled to officially compete from August 23-29 at ASIAD 2018.  Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnamese delegation to ASIAD 2018, said over the past 20 years, Vietnam has proven its ... Read More »

Vietnam’s football squad of 20 players for ASIAD announced

Head coach Park Hang-seo has announced the men’s football squad of 20 players who will compete in the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD) in Indonesia later this month.  Defender Doan Van Hau celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Oman 1-0 in the U23 International Football Championship – Vinaphone Cup 2018. He is one of the 20 players to compete in ... Read More »

Vietnam to hold ceremony to see off athletes to ASIAD 2018

A ceremony to see off the Vietnamese delegation to the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD 2018) in Indonesia will take place at 7pm on August 9, according to the Vietnam National Olympic Committee and Vietnam Sports Administration. Marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh, one of the most prominent athletes of Vietnam at ASIAD 2018  (Source: The delegation will consist of 523 people, ... Read More »