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Foreign fans imbibe World Cup spirit in Hanoi

In football crazy Vietnam, people from all over the world have bonded in an embrace of great gaiety. 

Five times Vietnamese score their own goals at World Cup 2018

Losing their bets puts football and gambling fans in debt, and their lives in peril.
July 09, 2018 | 03:25 pm GMT+7

Hanoi home-cooked food delivery scores big in late night World Cup matches

No fan wants to stay up late to watch the games on an empty stomach.
July 05, 2018 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

Midnight racers add to World Cup roars in Hanoi

The 2018 World Cup has kicked off late night motorbike racing in Hanoi, and authorities are finding it difficult to clamp down on the races.
July 02, 2018 | 09:00 pm GMT+7

World Cup final in Vietnam: advertising rates on national broadcaster skyrocket

Businesses wanting to advertise at halftime of the final match of World Cup 2018 will have to pay record sums.
June 29, 2018 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Cracking art: the Vietnam craftsman making World Cup mascots from eggshells

Most of his tiny statues are of tournament mascot Zabivaka, and he also has Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
June 26, 2018 | 04:10 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese fans let their hair down in World Cup craze

Many are opting to have portraits of favorite players ‘carved’ on the back of their heads.
June 26, 2018 | 02:29 pm GMT+7

No betting on World Cup matches in Vietnam

Sports betting is legal, but a betting operator has not been selected for premier football event.
June 16, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

World Cup kicks off in Russia

Russia is spending more than $13 billion on hosting football's showpiece, the most important event in the country since the 1980 Olympics.
June 14, 2018 | 09:57 pm GMT+7

World Cup participation a distant dream in football-crazy Vietnam

Recent successes in regional tournaments have sparked aspirations, but Vietnam nowhere near ready for the World Cup, pundits say.
June 14, 2018 | 07:27 am GMT+7

In Vietnam, business fervor taps World Cup fever

With VTV acquiring broadcasting rights in football crazy Vietnam, World Cup cheer has animated many businesses.
June 13, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Trophy hunting: World Cup replicas selling fast in Vietnam

A Hanoi artisan expects to receive 3,000 orders for the hand-made plaster models of the real 18-carat gold trophy.
June 11, 2018 | 07:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam strikes eleventh hour World Cup 2018 deal

VTV secures broadcasting rights of all 64 matches, value of the deal not revealed.
June 08, 2018 | 08:27 am GMT+7

World Cup 2018: ‘Will find a way,’ shops in Vietnam say

Venues hoping to cash in are anxious but determined to show games even if VTV fails to buy broadcasting rights.
June 07, 2018 | 07:09 pm GMT+7
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