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Malaysia wins their first ASEAN Cup

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:14 am

Malaysia wins their first ASEAN Cup

QĐND – Thursday, December 30, 2010, 20:37 (GMT+7)

Malaysia beat Indonesia 4-2 on aggregate to win the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup for the first time in the country’s history on Dec. 29 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A loss of 1-2 to the hosts in the final’s second leg match could not stop Malaysia from opening a new chapter in the history of the regional football tournament which up until now had been dominated by three-time winners Thailand and Singapore.

Mohd Safee Sali opened the scoring for Malaysia nine minutes after the break. Until then Indonesia had made things difficult for their opponents, attacking aggressively with a view to levelling the three-goal deficit they faced after the first leg match.

The talented player who scored twice in the semi-final against Vietnam got his goal after he received a long-range pass and shot truly into the net.

The goal made him the top striker of the tournament with five goals to his name.

Indonesia, with their President watching on, found their equaliser in the 71st minute when defender Mohammad Nasuha scored from near the edge of the box.

His team doubled their tally 17 minutes later when Muhammad Ridwan scored his third goal at the tournament. His strong shot deflected off a Malaysian player before entering the net.

Malaysia is surprise winner of the tournament. At the previous championship two years ago they were ousted in the qualifying round.

This time they were placed in the ‘group of death’ together with Thailand and Indonesia and after their humiliating 1-5 loss to hosts Indonesia in the group stage, no one gave them a chance.

The team, which only made it through to the knockout stage after Thailand, the most powerful team in Southeast Asia, was eliminated from the championship.

However, after that they had a complete reversal of form. First there was a great 2-0 victory over defending champion Vietnam in the semi-final and then a 3-0 victory over Indonesia in the final’s first leg on Dec. 26.

It has been be a very successful year for Malaysia with two important titles going to them in the last twelve months. Last December Malaysia defeated Vietnam 1-0 to claim the Southeast Asian Games Cup.

The Dec. 29 match did not help Indonesia’s coach Alfred Riedl shake off his ‘Mr Silver’ moniker. Once again, he pocketed a silver medal, just as he has done on every single occasion he has taken a team to a tournament final. The previous occasions were when he worked with Vietnam several years back.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

65 construction projects awarded Gold Cup

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Primary school students compete for Milo Cup

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

VFF Int’l Football Cup to open

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

VFF Int’l Football Cup to open

QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) International Football Cup 2010 will kick off at My Dinh National Stadium on November 2-6.

Teams from Singapore, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (RoK) and host Vietnam will participate in the event.

As scheduled, the foreign teams will arrive in Hanoi on October 30, two days before the first match.

To ensure the best quality for the biggest friendly tournament this year and in preparation for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010, the organising board has planned to invite FIFA-level referees to oversee the matches.

The main group of referees includes Mahapab Chaiya Alee from Thailand and two Vietnamese, Hoang Anh Tuan and Phung Dinh Dung. Personal assistants to the referees will be Wetchakan Atthakorn and Pansakorn Manop from Thailand, and Nguyen Ngoc Ha and Nguyen Phong Vu from Vietnam.

The fourth referee is Wongkamdee Porached from Thailand and the referee supervisor is Mohd Jamil Bin Zakaria from Malaysia.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Laos and the Philippines qualify for AFF Cup

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 1:39 am

Laos and the Philippines qualify for AFF Cup

QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:41 (GMT+7)

PANO – The national football teams of Laos and the Philippines will take part in the coming ASEAN Football Championship, The AFF-Suzuky Cup, after defeating Cambodia and East Timor, respectively, at the qualifying round, according to the Vietnam Football Federation.

The Laotian team will play against Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia in group A while the Cambodian team will compete with Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar in group B.

The coming tournament, taking place in Indonesia and Vietnam from December 1st to 29th, is expected to attract a lot of spectators and fans in ASEAN.

* The Vietnamese team is training hard for the tournament, despite some key players having some injuries.

To prepare for the tournament, the team will take part in the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) Cup from November 2nd to 6th with teams from the Republic of Korea, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Singapore.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

DPRK lift Millennium Cup after draw

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:58 am

DPRK lift Millennium Cup after draw

QĐND – Saturday, September 25, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) U-23 team drew against hosts Vietnam in a goalless match today but still managed to win the Millennium Thang Long-Hanoi Football Cup at My Dinh stadium on September 24.

The DPRK team, which took two wins over Kuwait and Australia, placed first with seven points.

After beating Kuwait 3-0 and losing to Australia 2-0, Vietnam was placed second with four points, after edging out Australia on goal difference.

In the early match on September 24, Australia were held to a goalless draw by Kuwait, which left the Australian Olyroos in third place at the tournament.

The DPRK team, which featured six World Cup players, set up a strong defence to block Vietnam’s attacks.

Vietnamese strikers failed to penetrate the DPRK’s defence, firing only long shots at goal.

Captain Nguyen Minh Phuong had the best chance in the first half time when he lobbed the ball from the edge, but it was saved by the DPRK goalie.

In the second half, the DPRK threatened the hosts with their rapid counterattacks, but Vietnamese keeper Duong Hong Son put in a good performance to save all the shots.

During the last 10 minutes, Portuguese coach Calisto bolstered his strikers, which he hoped would break the DPRK’s defence, but the hosts failed to net the ball.

The DPRK team walked away with a US$20,000 cash prize, while Vietnam pocketed US$10,000.

The tournament was held to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the capital city.

After the tournament, Vietnam will be defending their title in the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup, which is co-hosted by Vietnam and Indonesia and will run from December 1 to 29.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

U23 Vietnam wins Eximbank Cup 2010

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:58 am

U23 Vietnam wins Eximbank Cup 2010

QĐND – Sunday, October 03, 2010, 20:36 (GMT+7)

The U23 Vietnam men’s football team defeated Iran 2-0 at the final match of the Eximbank Cup 2010 at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on October 2.

The team under head coach Phan Thanh Hung chose to play defense against its much stronger opponent and the players successfully stood against continuous attacks from Iran.

In the late minutes of the first half, Vietnam accelerated the pace of the match with Le Van Thang and Dinh Thanh Trung running fast down the wings. In the 45th minute, striker Anh Duc received a pass from a left corner kick and headed to score an open goal for Vietnam.

Vietnam faced difficulty in early minutes of the second half when Duc was sent off. The guests made full use of this advantage and created some dangerous situations at the hosts’ box but failed to equalise the score.

Substitute player Hoang Dinh Tung used one of his team’s counter attacks to kick the ball into the net.

The championship title is seen as a valuable present from the young players to the capital city on the occasion of its millennial birthday.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Sevilla stun Barca in Spanish Super Cup first leg

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

Sevilla came back from one goal down to defeat league champions Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Saturday.

Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave Barca the lead after 20 minutes after being set-up by Maxwell.

Sevilla’s forward Frederic Kanoute celebrates after scoring against Barcelona during a Super Cup football match at Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in SevilleBut Sevilla dominated the second half with Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano equalising with a fierce drive just after the hour mark.

Lionel Messi replaced Ibrahimovic, but the great Argentine was upstaged by Mali veteran Freddie Kanoute whose two goals gave Sevilla the advantage ahead of next Saturday’s second leg.

He put his team ahead in the 74th minute when he slipped the ball past Ruben Mino in the Barcelona goal following a long ball from Negredo.

Kanoute added the third in the 83rd minute with a header from a cross by Diego Perotti.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam prepares for AFF Cup 2010 and Asian Games

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Vietnam prepares for AFF Cup 2010 and Asian Games

QĐND – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and national coach, Calisto, have selected 50 athletes for the national team and U23 team to prepare for the upcoming Asian Games and AFF Cup Football Tournament 2010 to be held at the end of this year. The final list will be announced soon.

Accordingly, the best players are chosen for the national team who will try the best to secure the AFF Championship, while the U23 team will have the younger players to compete at the 16th Asian Games to be held in China.

These selected players will join their respective teams on September 5th. Coach Calisto will train the national team to prepare for the Toyota Cup, an international football tournament, in Hanoi from September 20th to 24th.

The event, part of activities to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi will draw the participation of young national teams from Australia, Kuwait and North Korea.

The U23 team led by Coach Phan Thanh Hung will train at the Thanh Long Sports Centre in Ho Chi Minh City. The young squad will compete at a friendship football tournament from September 28th to October 2rd with Olympic teams from Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Vietnam and Indonesia to jointly organise AFF Suzuki Cup 2010

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Vietnam and Indonesia to jointly organise AFF Suzuki Cup 2010

QĐND – Monday, August 09, 2010, 21:37 (GMT+7)

The final round of the ASEAN Football Federation Championship for the Suzuki Cup 2010 (VFF Suzuki Cup 2010) will be co-hosted by Vietnam and Indonesia from December 1st to 29th.

The upcoming tournament, one of the biggest football events in ASEAN, will draw the participation of 8 national teams in the region.

The two best teams will take part in the qualifying round of the event to be held October 22nd to 30th in Laos to compete with 6 other teams of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam at the final round.

The official draw will be held on September 15th in Hanoi to divide the teams into two groups. Semifinal and final matches will be held as homeward and outward trips.

All matches during the event will be broadcast live on ESPN Star Sports channel through regional satellites.

Japan’s Suzuki Group remains the main sponsor of the event.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND