VN footballer among top five strikers in Southeast Asia

Nguyen Cong Phuong is one of the key players of Vietnam to compete in the upcoming SEA Games in Malaysia. (Source: Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnamese striker Nguyen Cong Phuong has been selected as one of five best potential J.League strikers in Southeast Asia by the prestigious website Phuong performed well in the recent 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualification and in the friendly match between Vietnam’s national U22 squad and the Republic of Korea’s K.League All Star team. “He was the standout player at the recent AFC U23 qualifiers, where he dazzled with his exceptional poise and control on the ball. His driving runs and finely tuned and accurate range of passing were outshined only by his ability to grab one of the goals of the tournament in a narrow loss to powerhouse the Republic of Korea,” said the website. “A graduate of the famed Hoang Anh Gia Lai academy in the south of Vietnam, the 22-year-old has already spent a brief stint in Japanese football when he was on loan last year at J2 Mito but after being scarcely used then he returned to his homeland where he’s been an ever-present for club and country. “One of the finest midfield technicians anywhere in Southeast Asia, if Phuong isn’t disheartened by his earlier spell and returns with the right attitude he is more than capable of playing at the top flight,” the website added. Besides Phuong, also named Tristan Do of Thailand, Chrerng Polroth of Cambodia, Muhammad Akhyar of Malaysia and…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) have signed contracts with two foreign footballers to prepare for the V.League 1’s 2017 tournament. Foreign muscle: Striker Olaha Michael. — Photo The two acquisitions are striker Olaha Michael of Nigeria and Henry Shackiel of Trinidad & Tobago. The youngster Michael competed for Abia Warriors the Nigeria Professional Football League, while Shackiel scored 12 goals for Point Fortin and W Connection club in the Trinidad and Tobago professional league. SLNA will meet FLC Thanh Hoa in the first round of the national premier league in the central province of Thanh Hoa on Sunday. At the league last year, SLNA ranked 11th out of 14 teams with 34 points. related news VN football team fall in world rankingsBinh Duong FC recruits fourth foreign player VNS... [read more]

Viet Nam’s national men’s football team have dropped five spots to 134th place in the latest FIFA rankings. Although Thailand took the trophy at the Suzuki Cup they haven’t returned to the No 1 position in the region. Thailand gained 19 points for their achievement and rose three steps to world No 126, and ranked second in the region. While dropping three spots to No 120, the Philippines still led the region. In Asia, Iran, world No 29, are still the top team. South Korea, No 37 and Japan, No 45 are the runners-up. Argentina still lead the rankings, followed by Brazil and Germany. The next FIFA rankings will be announced on January 14. VNS... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) has been nominated in two categories at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Awards 2016. The VFF is one of three finalists for the AFC Member Association of the Year’s developing category, with the All India Football Federation and the Football Association of Malaysia also up for the award. The other categories of this award are inspiring and aspiring. The award is given to a member association in recognition of its professional administration and governance as well as its contributions to the development and promotion of the game at all levels within the country. The AFC said recognising the diversity of member association’s in terms of facilities and resources and looking to ensure that more member associations will receive recognition for their efforts in developing football. The VFF was nominated for the AFC President Recognition Awards for Grassroots Football which is also divided into inspiring, developing and aspiring categories. The AFC said the award recognises member associations for their efforts to promote grassroots football. The criteria include assessing associations’ grassroots partnerships with various external organisations, as well as their technical programmes. Another measure of success is grassroots development in exchange programmes, such as those with schools, regional and/or local football associations, communities and clubs. Viet Nam has made remarkable achievements in 2016. The men’s U16 team entered the knockout round of the Asian championship for the first time. The women’s U19 squad booked a berth in the final of the Asian…... [read more]

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Việt Nam's national men's football team have dropped three spots to 141st place in the latest FIFA rankings. The team didn't play any international matches in the last month. The Philippines rose nine spots to No 125 and lead Southeast Asia. Thailand, who dropped 15 places to world No 135, are second and Việt Nam rank third. In Asia, Iran, world No 37, is still the top team. With two wins in the World Cup's qualifying round, Australia jumped 12 places to 45th, second in the region. Argentina still lead the rankings, followed by Belgium and Germany. - VNS... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Midfielder Phan Thanh Hau is among 10 rising stars to watch at the inaugural Nations Cup in Malacca, Malaysia, on June 3-5, the prestigious website announced. Midfielder: Phan Thanh Hau. — Photo Hau, a product of the Hoang Anh Gia Lai-Arsenal-JMG Academy, is often picked to play for older age-group teams, due to his talent. In 2013, at just 16 years old, Hau was called up to the Viet Nam U19 squad for AFC qualifiers. He only played one game. But his performance led the Guardian, an English newspaper, to name him among the 40 best young football talents in the world born in 1997. “Hau made his first-team debut for Hoang Anh Gia Lai last year against Dong Thap. He went on to make eight appearances. At 170cm tall, he does not have the best build overall, but his lethal left-foot can create space during attacks,” said the website. The website also named nine other footballers to watch, such as Chaowat Veerachart, Chenrop Samphaodi, Thanasit Siriphala of Thailand, Dominic Tan of Malaysia, and Joshua Pereria of Singapore. The Cup has attracted four teams, including Thailand, the host Malaysia, Singapore and Viet Nam. Viet Nam will play Thailand and Malaysia will face Singapore at Malacca’s Hang Jebat Stadium. The two winning teams will meet in the final match, and the two losing teams will compete for the bronze medal at Hang Jebat Stadium. related news HAGL U19 team to contest V-League VN football player named…... [read more]

The national men's football team of Vietnam has advanced to 144th place in the FIFA world rankings this April, according to the Vietnam Football Federation. The improvement after months of staying at 146th position is attributable to the team's convincing victory (4 - 1) over Taiwan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round, the federation said. In Southeast Asia, Vietnam follows the Philippines at 116th position globally and Thailand in 119th position. It ranks 23rd in Asia, with Iran (42nd in global rankings) taking the lead. The world's best team this month is Argentina, followed by Belgium, Chile and Colombia. VNA... [read more]

A gala night for the 2015 Fair Play Awards was held in HCM City on February 24, honouring sportsmanship, honesty and fair-play on Vietnam’s football fields over the last year. The Fair Play Awards initiated by the PLO to honour sportsmanship in Vietnam’s football community. (Credit: The highest prize went to player Abass Dieng, a Senegal native, from Becamex Binh Duong club. In the 2015 National Cup final between Binh Duong and Hanoi T&T, Hanoi’s Thanh Hao and Abass had a nasty tackle that broke Abass’s leg. Though in pain and lying on a stretcher, Abass Dieng still tried to wave to the crowd before being taken straight to hospital. After the game, Thanh Hao visited Abass Dieng to express his sincere apology. However, Abass said that it was not Hao’s fault, but simply a lack of luck, and he encouraged Hao to continue playing football with peace of mind. The noble act by Dieng Abass has been cheered and praised by fans and Vietnam football players. The second prize went to the Vietnam national under-23 football team for giving the ‘sentiment jersey’ to player Tan Tai, who was out due to injury in the match against U23 Malaysia in SEA Games 28, to share the victory with their teammate. Hai Phong Fans Club bagged the third prize; while player Nguyen Cong Phuong from Hoang Anh Gia Lai, who is currently on loan to play forward for Japanese club Mito HollyHock, and Hoang Yen, a fan from Vietnam Football…... [read more]

Nguyen Huu Thang has agreed to become head coach of the national football team, according to the Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF). The former national midfielder will take the heavy duty for two years. Earlier, the VFF fired Japanese coach Toshyia Miura after his poor result after nearly two years. "The National Coach Council has introduced several candidates and I have talked with them before choosing Thang as the most suitable person for the position," said Le Hoai Anh, VFF general secretary. "We have discussed with him and basically things are finalised. If nothing changes at the last minute, Thang will be the national head coach," said Anh. "The contract will valid for 24 months and Thang will start working in March, guiding Viet Nam in two matches against Chinese Taipei and Iraq at the World Cup qualification round." Nghe An Province-based Thang, who flew to Ha Noi earlier this month for the discussion, is excited with his new job. "Being the coach of the national team is an honour to any trainer. The VFF and I have come to an agreement. I am looking forward to the hey day," Thang said. The 44-year-old coach refused to talk more about his deal but revealed that one of the conditions he asked was that the VFF must give him power to decide issues such as choosing his assistants, plans of training and the team's playing style. Thang grew up and trained as a player of the national football hub Song Lam…... [read more]

HA NOI (VNS) — There is a saying in Viet Nam that goes, "daughter-in-law of a hundred families" to describe a position who must try to please everyone. One could hardly find a better term to portray the post of Viet Nam national football team head coach, who will also take charge of the country's U23 team. VFF's sources have confirmed the federation is looking at Vietnamese candidates for the post, a move which was likely inspired by the success of Viet Nam's arch rival, the Thai national team, who has been doing quite well under the Thai manager and former V-League player Kiatisuk Senamuang. It's no doubt an honour to lead the national teams. On the other hand, the post has always been considered as a "hot seat", certainly not for the faint of heart. There is much speculation over who would be a good fit to lead the teams. Several names, however, were believed to be short-listed by the VFF thanks to their past success in managing V-League's clubs and other national teams: Nguyen Huu Thang, former coach of two-time V-League champion Song Lam Nghe An and respected captain of Viet Nam national team in the 90s. Hoang Anh Tuan, Viet Nam current U19's coach and the only Vietnamese coach to have acquired international football coaching Pro Licence. Mai Duc Chung, current Viet Nam women national's head coach, whose duties to lead the female team ends this March and therefore will be available exclusively to take charge of…... [read more]

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