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Vietnamese football coach worried about match-fixing at AFF Championship

Coach Park Hang-seo wants Vietnam to top Group A.

Vietnam’s Korean coach Park Hang-seo is worried that match-fixers would approach his players at the upcoming ASEAN Football Federation Championship. Park’s concern springs from the fact match-fixing is rife in Southeast Asia. He said: “I have heard about the ‘dark groups’ in Southeast Asia which often try to fix matches …

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Vietnam defeat Malaysia at AFC U19 Women’s Champs

Strong performance: Vietnam’s U19 women celebrate their first victory at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Women’s Championship.

Vietnam’s U19 women enjoyed their first victory after beating Malaysia 2-1 in the first qualifying round of Group E at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Women’s Championship, held yesterday at My Dinh Stadium. Tipped as the favourites, Vietnam piled on the pressure from the opening whistle. Surprisingly, Malaysia scored …

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Over 160 tonnes of caged fish die in Tien Giang

Fish die en masse on Cai Nho River of Tien Giang Province.

More than 160 tonnes of fish raised in floating cages on Cai Nho River in Tan Thanh Commune in the Mekong Delta Province of Tien Giang have died over the past few days, incurring an initially estimated loss of up to dozens of billions of dong. The cause of the …

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2,500 athletes to compete in International Hanoi Heritage Marathon

The press conference to announce the event

Over 2,500 athletes from around 50 countries and territories across the world have registered to participate in the forthcoming Hanoi International Heritage Marathon 2018. The event scheduled to take place in the capital city on October 21 will start from the Ly Thai To Square by Hoan Kiem Lake and …

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Players’ brawl mars national women’s football semifinal

Players from Ho Chi Minh City 1 and Than Khoang San football clubs fight after their semifinal game at the Vietnam women's football championship Friday night.

A scuffle between players marred a semifinal match at the national women’s football tournament in HCMC on Friday night. Ho Chi Minh City 1 FC and Than Khoang San FC fought for a spot in the final last night but the game ended in a literal, physical fight between the …

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Weightlifter gets Vietnam’s first gold medal at Youth Olympics

Ngo Son Dinh has earned his best record at an international tournament by winning weightlifting gold at the Youth Olympics.

Ngo Son Dinh won Vietnam’s first gold at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, lifting a total of 262 kilograms. On the first day of the tournament, the 17-year-old athlete shone in the 56 kilogram men’s category, particularly in the snatch, with three successful lifts. He lifted 114kg in his third …

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Vietnam’s female football team rise one step in FIFA rankings

Vietnam national women’s football team.

The Vietnam national women’s football team have risen up one spot to No 36 in FIFA’s latest world rankings. The team entered the quarter-finals of the Asian Games in Indonesia in August. This result helped VN improve their rankings with 1,638 points. Vietnam remain seventh in Asia, behind rivals Thailand …

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Vietnam to host first bike race through three countries

Competitors attend a bike race in southern Vietnam in September 2018.

This year’s Nam Ky Khoi Nghia bike race course will run through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in 12 stages. The annual Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Bike Race will go international for the first time by including Laos and Cambodia on its routes. The race will last 12 days, from December …

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