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FC Tokyo defeat Binh Duong

Convincing win: Tokyo FC players celebrate their victory over Becamex Binh Duong yesterday

Vietnamese Becamex Binh Duong lost 3-1 to FC Tokyo in the second round Group E match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo yesterday. Although, they earned the first goal 24 minutes into the game and were leading in the first half, Binh Duong …

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Da Nang overcome leaders Hoang Anh

Tight battle: Tran Minh Vuong of Hoang Anh Gia Lai (right) tries to escape from Le Hoang Thien of SHB Da Nang during their V.League second round match. Da nang won 2-1.

SHB Da Nang came from behind to beat Hoang Anh Gia Lai 2-1 in the second match of the V.League yesterday in Pleiku City. Gaston Merlo scored twice after Nguyen Van Toan opened the scoring. Toan connected with a corner in the head penalty area and his strong header went …

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Tennis players to compete in Davis Cup

Ly Hoang Nam (right) and Nguyen Hoang Thien are members of Viet Nam's Davis Cup team who will play in Indonesia next week.

Viet Nam leave for Indonesia on February 25 to prepare for the first round of the Davis Cup Asia/Ocenia Zone Group II matches. Captain Truong Quoc Bao will lead Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Pham Minh Tuan and Vu Artem in the tournament. The matches will be held from …

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Players named for Olympic qualifying round

Vietnamese players named to form the national team who will compete at the Olympic qualifier in Japan later this month.

Coach Mai Duc Chung has announced the names of 20 players of the national women’s football team who will compete in the coming Olympic qualifying round in Japan. The squad comprises three strikers, six midfielders, eight defenders and three goalkeepers. They will leave for the third qualifying round in Osaka …

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Thao wins silver at Asian Indoor Athletics champs

Jumping for joy: Bui Thi Thu Thao got a silver medal at the 2016 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, which concluded in Doha, Qatar yesterday.

Bui Thi Thu Thao won the long jump silver medal at the 2016 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships which concluded in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. Thao finished second in the women’s category with a 6.3m jump while Mayookha Johny dominated the category from the outset and finished on top of the podium …

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VN face daunting Japan challenge

Tough talking: Viet Nam coach Bruno Formoso (right) answers journalists' questions during a press meeting yesterday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Viet Nam will face a big obstacle in Japan on their Asian Football Confederation Futsal Championship journey in the quarter-finals tonight in Uzbekistan. The 1-3 loss to Thailand in the last group round match placed Viet Nam in second position in Group C, and they must also play the defending …

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VN expect second win in clash with Tajikistan

Vietnamese forward Phung Trong Luan (right) vies for a ball against Chinese Taipei Lin Chih-hung during their group C first match. Viet Nam will next see Tajikistan while Chinese Taipei meet Thailand on February 13

Viet Nam hope for another win when taking on Tajikistan in the Asian Football Confederation Futsal Championship’s Group C round match on February 13 at the Universal Stadium in Tashkent. Viet Nam, the 2014 quarter-finalists, are now sharing the top position with Thailand after the first victories by both sides. …

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First ‘technological fraud’ case rocks cycling world

Belgian Femke Van Den Driessche races during the women's U23 race at the world championships cyclocross cycling, in Heusden-Zolder, on January 30, 2016. AFP/Yorick Jansens

A concealed motor was found on a bike being used by Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche at the world cyclo-cross championships, the head of the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Sunday, confirming the first such case at a top-level competition. “It’s absolutely clear that there was technological fraud. …

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Binh Duong win Super Cup

Champions: Becamex Binh Duong celebrate winning the Vietnamese Super Cup's trophy at Thanh Hoa Stadium in the central province of Thanh Hoa on Saturday.

Becamex Binh Duong defeated Ha Noi T&T 2-0 to receive the Vietnamese Super Cup trophy at Thanh Hoa Stadium in the central province of Thanh Hoa on Saturday. 2015 Vietnamese Golden Ball Nguyen Anh Duc scored two goals to help Binh Duong take the title. With this victory, Binh Duong …

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