Transparency, youth training key to developing Vietnam football

It was the first conference in which the government leader asked concerned agencies to have answers in details to meet people’s demands and raise national football to even higher levels. The seminar was jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Education, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and the Vietnam Professional Football Company. The conference also attracted many others involved in the game, such as coaches, referees, journalists and football fans. During the five-hour conference, Dam pointed to different reasons leading to the limited number of spectators in the stands at almost all stadiums nationwide. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (standing) at the event He noted that there had been dishonest and unclear games, and he asked leaders of the VFF to develop a response to these problems. VFF Vice President Tran Quoc Tuan admitted that this was the correct analysis, and confirmed that the national football governing body would do its best to solve the problems and assure the strong development of the sport. “Yes, there are problems, such as match fixing, violence and others. But VFF does not condone these and has made strong responses against these,” said Tuan. “We said ‘No’ to negative activities and forever expelled players and referees who were involved in these problems. Here we can look at the match fixing cases in Ninh Binh and Long An, as examples,” he said. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Khanh Hai and head of the V.League organising… [Read full story]


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