VietNamNet Bridge – Manchester City was highly paid by the Vietnamese partner and had an opportunity to advertise its name when it visited Vietnam. How did this benefit Vietnam? The trip to Vietnam of Man City will certainly help promote the England team’s image in Vietnam and increase the number of Vietnamese fans. The more Vietnamese fans they have, the more royalties the club can get from the TV rights of the English Premier League. One of the principles of sharing TV royalties of English football clubs is the direct broadcasting of their matches on pay television channels each season. TV broadcasters will air the matches viewers are interested in and the more fans FCs have, the more money they will get. Thus, Man City benefits a great deal from its trip to Vietnam. On the side of the Vietnamese partner, Saigon Hanoi Bank (SHB), SHB’s boss Do Quang Hien said Man City’s tour to Vietnam was not completely flawless, but bringing Man City to Vietnam was … [Read more...] about How did Vietnam football benefit from Man City’s tour?
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Hung resigns as Vietnam football head coach Vu Duc By Vu Duc - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Phan Thanh Hung decided to resign as head coach of Vietnam national football squad after a Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)’s meeting in Hanoi on Wednesday, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) announced. Hung, who also serves as coach of the Hanoi T&T club, agreed to resign after the poor performance of the national football team at the on-going Southeast Asian Football Federation/AFF Suzuki Cup 2012, which is co-hosted by Thailand and Malaysia. All the VFF members agreed to Hung’s resignation at Wednesday meeting in Hanoi. The coach has to take major responsibility for Vietnam’s disappointing performance at the AFF Suzuki Cup. Hung also faced harsh criticisms in the local media and the overenthusiastic fans as well as VFF’s members when his squad failed to reach the semifinals of the Cup. The national football squad showed poor performance at the AFF … [Read more...] about Hung resigns as Vietnam football head coach
(Cinet) - The most important target in 2010 of the Vietnam national football team is the protection of the championship of South East Asian football prize in AFF Cup which will be taken place at the end of this year. 4 months later, AFF cup 2010 will start the competition. This is the first time that Vietnam football team will com to attend the prize in the status of the championship. And of course, the target of the coach and athletes of the Vietnam football team is to protect the golden cup which has achieved two years ago. This is the honor, pride but it is a task that can not be easy to overcome. To implement the goal of protecting the championship, the local football prizes is V-League and the first rate prize has been scheduled to end at the end of August, to spend time for the national football team to concentrate. To forward to the goal of protecting the championship, the Vietnam football federation is estimated that the national team will have over 10 friendship matches … [Read more...] about Vietnam football team prepares for protecting the championship
Football supporters are expected to fill the stadium where V-League 1 side Dong Thap FC will play this weekend, but it could well be a bitter irony for the club’s players as the fans may not be there to cheer for them. Dong Thap FC, which are only three notches from the bottom of the standings in Vietnam’s top-flight football league, told fans via Facebook on Wednesday that half-Korean singer Hari Won will perform at their match against QNK Quang Nam on Saturday. The news has intrigued Dong Thap FC supporters, many of whom did not bother to conceal that they would go to the stadium only to see Hari, who was born to a South Korean mother and a Vietnamese father, in the flesh. “Hari Won? Yeah, let’s get to the match,” and “Hari Won is so lovely. I love that. The stadium must be crowded then,” are among many similar comments posted on the official Facebook page of Dong Thap FC. Hari … [Read more...] about Struggling Vietnam football club hope to lure fans with half-Korean pop star
Hoang Anh Gia Lai's losing streak continued Wednesday with their third straight loss, this time 1-0 away to Hai Phong. The experienced home team was solid in defense and sharp in attack and was cheered raucously by fans whose struggle to buy tickets at the Lach Tray Stadium had led to a fracas earlier. Hai Phong's captain Minh Chau co-ordinated well with the two Jamaican strikers Diego Fagan and Anthony Stevens to put pressure on Hoang Anh Gia Lai goalkeeper Minh Nhut. The rough pitch due to poor maintenance caused difficulties for the visiting players, who are renowned for their technique and skills. The only goal of the match was scored by Stevens with a header in the 57th minuteafter receiving a pinpoint cross from Chau. Hoang Anh Gia Lai sent in its vaunted striker Cong Phuong right after the goal, but he had a birthday to forget and could no reproduce the heroics of the first round when he scored twice to help his team trounce Sanna KhanhHoa 4-2. After taking the lead, Hai Phong … [Read more...] about Arsenal-backed academy students fail to light up Vietnam football league