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Japan’s Yokohama win international U-21 tournament

Yokohama FC defended their title after defeating Vietnam 2-0 in the final of the Thanh Nien Newspaper International U-21 Football Tournament, held on December 22 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. Yokohama players celebrate their International U21 Football Tournament victory on December 22 in Can Tho. (Photo: thethao.sggp.org.vn) The match was the second ... Read More »

Vietnam football top ASEAN ranking in December

Vietnam jumped to the top of the ASEAN region with their No 112 ranking in the world, according to the latest ranking announced by FIFA on Thursday. Vietnam are back to No 1 in ASEAN after more than two years. — Photo bongda24h.vn Vietnam received 33 points from six matches of which they won two, drew three in an official ... Read More »

Vietnam lose 2-3 to Ulsan Hyundai

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s U23 team were defeated 2-3 by South Korean Ulsan Hyundai FC in a friendly match at the Hanoi’s Hang Day Stadium yesterday. Nguyen Van Toan of Vietnam (right) scores a goal in a friendly match against South Korean Ulsan Hyundai FC yesterday in Hanoi. — VNS Photo Tuan Tu This was one of preparation matches for ... Read More »

Thai Son Nam win HCM City open futsal event

VietNamNet Bridge – Thai Son Nam took the trophy at the HCM City Open Futsal tournament on December 20 at Phu Tho Gymnasium in HCM City. The team defeated defending champions Thai Son Bac 2-1 in the final to triumph in the event. Thai Son Nam celebrate winning the HCM City Open Futsal tournament on December 20 at Phu Tho ... Read More »

Olympic champ to run HCM City marathon

Former Olympic champion Naoko Takahashi of Japan will compete in the HCM City Marathon on January 14 at the invitation of the HCM City Athletics Federation. Former Olympic champion Naoko Takahashi. — Photo japantimes.co.jp 45-year-old Takahashi was the first Asian athlete to win the gold medal in the Olympic marathon event. She won the gold at the Sydney Olympics in ... Read More »

Kien Giang players win at national tennis event

Kien Giang players won the women’s doubles title at the National Best Tennis Players Tournament, Vietravel Cup 2017.   Kiên Giang players won the women’s doubles title at the National Best Tennis Players Tournament. — Photo thethaovietnam The match was held in the central province of Nghệ An on December 21. The duo, Nguyễn Minh Huyền and Đỗ Yến Nhi of ... Read More »

FIFA lecturers help to improve profession for Vietnamese referees

Two lecturers from the International Football Federation (FIFA) – Singaporean Ganesan Maniam and Malaysian Subkhidin Mohd Salled – will directly guide the improvement of the professional skills for leading Vietnamese referees and assistant referees during a referencing course in Hanoi from December 20 to 25. A total of 31 leading Vietnamese referees and assistant referees will benefit from the training ... Read More »

Golden Ball nominations revealed

The Golden Ball 2017 organisers, Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper announced the shortlist for categories in the nomination on December 20. Nguy​en Anh ​Duc of Becamex B​inh D​uong is nominated for the male Golden Ball category. — (Photo: mediacdn.com) The five nominations for the male Golden Ball category are Nguyen Anh Duc of Becamex Binh Duong, Nguyen Quang ... Read More »

VN players fail at Turkey badminton event

Do Tuan Duc and Pham Nhu Thao were ousted from the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at the Turkey International badminton tournament which wrapped up on December 21. Do Tuan Duc and Pham Nhu Thao. The duo lost to Olga Konon and Peter Kaesbauer of Germany 21-14, 23-21. Earlier, the Vietnamese pair, No 1 seed, beat Dimitar Yanakiev and Mariya ... Read More »

Vietnam teams miss out on victories

VietNamNet Bridge – Host U21 Vietnam and U21 Yokohama of Japan played out a 2-2 draw in yesterday’s match as part of the Thanh Nien Newspaper International U21 Football Tournament. Host U21 Vietnam (white) and U21 Yokohama of Japan played out a 2-2 draw in yesterday’s match at the Thanh Nien Newspaper International U21 Football Tournament. Earlier, U19 Vietnam also ... Read More »