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Vietnam climb in FIFA ranking

Vietnam have climbed one place in the latest FIFA football rankings announced Thursday to 99th.

Best goal of Asian Cup 2019 scored by Vietnam midfielder Hai

Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai’s curving free-kick against Yemen has been voted the best goal of the 2019 Asian Cup.

Qatar Asian Cup victory to 'deepen' Gulf tensions: analysts

Qatar's remarkable Asian Cup victory may have been a sporting triumph but it is almost certain to come at a political price, analysts say.
February 07, 2019 | 12:54 pm GMT+7

FIFA praise Vietnam progress following Asian Cup heroics

FIFA have hailed two nations from the just-concluded football Asian Cup for improving the most: champions Qatar and Vietnam.
February 07, 2019 | 12:11 pm GMT+7

Gulf tensions boil over at Asian Cup as Qatar oust UAE

Crowd trouble marred Qatar’s dominant 4-0 win against the UAE on Tuesday as a bitter political rift between the Gulf neighbors spilled onto the soccer pitch.
January 30, 2019 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s tactics at 2019 Asian Cup, an analysis

The team have been going from strength to strength in recent times, and the new strategy they have adopted is a key reason.
January 29, 2019 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

Flexible Japan showed challenger spirit to beat Iran, says coach

It was Japanese footballers' fighting spirit that got them past Iran and into the Asian Cup final on Monday, according to coach Hajime Moriyasu.
January 29, 2019 | 08:17 am GMT+7

If we are game, football goes beyond skills and sporting spirit

The Asian Cup 2019 has showed us more than good football matches, it has taught us empathy and unity.
January 28, 2019 | 10:09 am GMT+7

Japan coach happy to keep winning ugly in Asian Cup semis

Japan coach is very much of the philosophy that a win is a win and will be more than content if his side beats Iran by a single goal.
January 28, 2019 | 08:57 am GMT+7

Two Vietnamese among top U21 players at Asian Cup 2019

Defender Doan Van Hau and midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai have been picked among five best U21 players at the continental tournament.
January 27, 2019 | 08:17 pm GMT+7

‘Vietnam’ second most searched keyword in Japan after Asian Cup quarterfinal

‘Vietnam’ was the second most-searched keyword in Japan as of Friday, according to search query analysis website Google Trends.
January 25, 2019 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Asian media hails Vietnam despite Japan loss

The Asian media has been enormously impressed by Vietnam’s performance in the Asian Cup despite their quarterfinal loss.
January 25, 2019 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Fans’ hopes dashed as Vietnam exits Asian Cup

As Vietnam’s Asian Cup campaign ended at the hands of Japan, fans were distraught.
January 25, 2019 | 09:30 am GMT+7

Coach Park proud of players despite defeat

Vietnam bowed out of the Asian Cup, losing to Japan, but coach Park was happy with his players’ performance.
January 25, 2019 | 07:37 am GMT+7

Asian Cup: 1,000 Vietnamese fans in Dubai for Vietnam-Japan quarterfinal

Hundreds of Vietnamese fans have flown to Dubai and join Vietnamese workers there to cheer their team against Japan tonight.
January 24, 2019 | 06:36 pm GMT+7
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