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Miura fired as head VN coach

End of the road: Head coach Toshiya Miura was sacked yesterday.

The Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) decided to sack Japanese head coach Toshiya Miura from the national senior and U23 men’s football teams at a meeting in HCM City yesterday. The VFF will compensate Miura for terminating his two-year contract before it was officially due to end on April 30. …

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Tour enables visitors to explore Vietnamese life through a lens

Sprawling market: An overview of Long Bien market at dawn in a "contact"

A trip can definitely be much less fulfilling if one cannot keep photographs of places visited, beautiful scenery, happy locals or even just miscellaneous things that catch one’s eye. Habitually, I take photos instantly with my iPhone. That means, no matter how magnificent the landscape, the picture quality is limited …

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VN crush Malaysia in friendly match

Viet Nam beat Malaysia 3-2 in the second leg of a friendly match in HCM City on January 26.

Viet Nam’s national futsal team crushed Malaysia 3-2 in the second leg of a friendly match in HCM City on January 26. The hosts had defeated the visitors 5-4 in the first leg of the match, which was held in preparation for the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship finals that would …

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Blown away by Quy Nhon

Time to recharge: It's ideal to rest and relax at Quy Nhon's peaceful, romantic beach.

Visitors can find endless hours of relaxation, explore small sections of history and gorge on fresh seafood in Quy Nhon, a peaceful city on the central coast. Bui Quynh Hoa reports. A cup of hot coffee on a winter’s day is a small luxury that most people can afford, but …

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Seismologists predict potential earthquakes

Earthquake cracks a house's wall in the northern Dien Bien Province. Viet Nam's geographic location near several fault lines puts it at risk for moderate to severe earthquakes, according to seismologists

Viet Nam’s geographic location near several fault lines puts it at risk for moderate to severe earthquakes, according to seismologists. Last month, six small earthquakes were reported in the central A Luoi region in Thua Thien Hue Province. Prior to that, a quake on May 15, 2014 measured 4.7 on …

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Tram Tau town, land of smiles

Women at work: Local sellers at a market in Tram Tau town.

Tram Tau in Yen Bai province may be one of poorest districts in Viet Nam, but it is probably the region with the most smiling and optimistic people I’ve ever seen in the country. During my recent field trip to this region for a few days, I was amazed to …

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Bakel gets Vietnamese citizenship

Viet Nam's latest naturalised player Nguyen van Bakel hopes to get an opportunity to play for the national team.

Midfielder Danny van Bakel, who is playing for FLC Thanh Hoa, has become a Vietnamese citizen after his application was approved early this week. The Dutch player’s Vietnamese name is Nguyen van Bakel. Bakel, 32, has been one of the best midfielders of the V.League since he started playing here …

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