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Introducing VB Football Club – Vietnam’s new top football club
Based in the city of Hanoi, VB Football Club is Vietnam’s newest and most ambitious football club. The club was founded by entrepreneur Nguyen Van Thanh, a passionate football fan who wanted to create a top-tier football club for Vietnamese players.
VB Football Club is making waves in the Vietnamese football scene, with its young and talented players proving to be a real force to be reckoned with. The team has already collected several impressive wins, including a 2-1 victory over defending champion Hanoi T&T in the 2017 AFC Cup preliminary round.
The main aim of VB Football Club is to provide quality footballing experience for its own players and those from across Vietnam. The team’s home ground is located in the city of Hanoi, which makes it very accessible for fans and supporters alike.
vietbf news: How will the team perform in the upcoming season?
The Vietnam Baseball Federation (VBF) kicked off their latest season on March 23, with the opening of the National Collegiate Baseball Tournament in Hanoi. The six-team tournament will see defending champions Ha Noi compete against Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Nha Trang, Binh Duong and Hue.
In addition to baseball, VBF is also home to softball and women’s field hockey. The three teams that made it to the final stage of the men’s softball championship last year were not present at this year’s tournament opener due to various reasons. However, there are high hopes for rising stars such as HCMC who finished sixth in last year’s national championships and are currently coached by former Major League pitcher Jose Valverde.
With baseball making its return after a one-year absence from the national championships as well as preparations for 2019 Southeast Asian Games kicking off soon, there is sure to be plenty of action in store for fans this season.
vietbf news: Player transfers and rumours
Player transfers and rumours continue to circulate around the Vietnamese football scene, with a number of players reported to be on their way out of the country.
According to reports in France, AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is set to leave Vietnam after failing to agree terms on a new contract with the Ligue 1 side.
With just six months remaining on his current deal, speculation is rife that Monaco may be looking to cash in on their Colombia international ahead of potential interest from Premier League sides.
AS Roma midfielder Mehdi Benatia has also been linked with a move away from Vietnam this summer, with several Italian clubs said to be monitoring the 26-year-old’s situation.
Elsewhere in Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Admir Mehmedi looks set to join Turkish side Gaziantep after leaving Montpellier last month. The 22-year-old Algerian international is reported to have cost Gaziantep around €2 million.
Mamadou Sakho has also been linked with a switch away from Hanoi this summer, with Manchester United rumoured to be interested in the Liverpool defender. Despite previously stating his intention to stay at HCMC until at least 2020, Sakho’s future appears uncertain following recent reports linking him with a move away from England.
vietbf news: Calls for boycotts to be lifted
The latest developments in the Vietnam Football Association (VFA) saga have seen calls for boycotts being lifted. In a statement released on Facebook, the VFA General Assembly urged all clubs to resume their cooperation with the association and refrain from any disciplinary actions against each other.
The assembly also called for the release of all VFA players and staff who are currently detained by police. The VFA has been embroiled in a power struggle between two factions since October, when a group of senior executives were ousted from their positions.
Last week, police seized control of the VFA’s headquarters following a tense standoff between security forces and some of the association’s leaders. The seizures came after weeks of protests and sit-ins by the ousted executives and their supporters.
Although this latest development seems to have resolved tensions within the association, there is still much uncertainty surrounding its future.
Vietnam v Bahrain: A preview
On the 25th of February, Vietnam and Bahrain will come together for a friendly match. The game is being billed as the “East Asia Cup” and will be played at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Vietnamese team is largely made up of players from the national league and cup competitions, while Bahrain features a number of top-flight internationals. The teams are relatively evenly matched, with both clubs having won one game apiece so far this season in their respective domestic leagues.
The match is expected to be tight and tactical, with both teams looking to take advantage of their home ground advantages. Vietnam are likely to play on the counter-attack while Bahrain will look to keep possession in order to consolidate chances down the pitch. There is a good chance that a goal could go either way and fans should expect an entertaining game.
AFC Cup: Vietnam U23s travel to China to face Shandong Luneng
The Vietnam U23s will travel to China to take on Shandong Luneng in the AFC Cup this coming week. The Vietnamese side are currently ranked 10th in their group with 2 points from their first two matches, but they have a strong history against Chinese teams and have never lost to them in official competition.
In the other Group A match, South Korea will face Japan. Both teams have 1 point after two games, with Japan topping the group so far.
Women’s football in Vietnam: progress and challenges
vietbf news: Since its establishment in 1995, women’s football has made great strides in Vietnam. With an increasing number of female players and clubs, the sport is now widely popular. Yet there are still many challenges to overcome.
The Vietnam Women’s Football League (VWFL) was founded in 2009 with 10 teams. The league recently announced that it will expand to 16 teams for the 2019 season, making it one of the largest women’s leagues in Asia. However, due to financial constraints, only 12 teams have agreed to participate this year.
Despite these setbacks, progress has been made on the field. In 2017, Vietnam won their first ever AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifier and advanced to the final stage of the tournament for the first time. The team also finished as runners-up at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2018.
Despite these successes, there are still many areas where women’s football can improve. For example, more female coaches are needed to help develop players and increase Participation rates among girls and young women in general. Additionally, there is a need for better infrastructure such as changing rooms and toilets facilities which would allow players to train and compete without interruption.
vietbf news: Health & wellness in Vietnam
In Vietnam, health and wellness are often seen as inseparable from one another. Literally translated, “health” in Vietnamese means “well-being.” This is a country that has always placed a premium on physical well-being, and for good reason: A healthy population leads to a strong economy.
Vietnamese people are among the world’s longest living, with an average life expectancy of 80 years. They also have the lowest rates of heart disease and some of the lowest rates of obesity in Southeast Asia. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Vietnamese adults are considered to be in good or excellent health.
One reason for their health success is the country’s rich diet. Vietnam is a rice-eating society, and rice is a complete protein – meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids needed by the body. Additionally, Vietnam has plenty of fruits and vegetables – including plenty of leafy greens – which provide valuable nutrients and vitamins.
In addition to a balanced diet, Vietnamese people enjoy plenty of exercise. As much as 70% of the population participates in some form of physical activity every day. This active lifestyle not only keeps people healthy, it also contributes to Vietnam’s low rates of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Vietnam’s top priority when it comes to health and wellness is prevention rather than treatment. For example, many citizens avoid going to doctors if they feel sick