02 October 2012

Vietfootball moving to social network

Dear friends,

Thank you all for your support so far. In order to make better connection, Vietfootball will be now on social network. Vietnamese football news will be updated on the Facebook and Twitter page more frequently than on this website. You can find us by following below links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VNFootBall
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErickBui

Thank you,
Erick Bui

24 July 2012

Ruslan Kuang, perfect replacement for Quang Thanh?

As Huynh Quang Thanh, Vietnam's first choice at right-back position, is definitely ruled out of upcoming AFF Cup due to injury, it is surely a big blow for the national team. Who could be reliable enough to be his replacement?

Doan Viet Cuong will likely be called up for the task but do we have another option? What about Ruslan Kuang, who started 18/30 games at right-back position in the top league of Bulgaria? Just my two cents.

11 July 2012

Michal Nguyen approached by VFF

Vietnamese-Czech centre back Michal Nguyen was reportedly offered to play for Vietnam national team at AFF Suzuki Cup 2012. The 22-year-old is currently playing for Czech second-tier club Banik Most and had a couple of appearances last season. Although Michal can't speak Vietnamese, he's tempted by Vietnam's offer and is in process of acquiring Vietnamese citizenship through his father's root.

Another Czech-based player, Mac Hong Quan, is member of Vietnam U22 squad. Despite the team's disappointing display at AFC U22 Championship qualifiers in Myanmar, the 20-year-old midfielder showed some signs of quality. His contract with Sparta Prague B has expired earlier this month.

Don't forget to check out my list of foreign-based Vietnamese footballers.

15 June 2012

Czech-based player included in Vietnam U22 squad

Mac Hong Quan, who is playing for Sparta Prague B, was named in the final 23-man squad of Vietnam U22. The 20-year-old striker made 4 appearances for Sparta Prague B last season, scoring 2 goals right in his debut.

Danh sách cầu thủ
TT
Họ và tên
Năm sinh
Số áo
Vị trí
Địa phương
1
Trần Bửu Ngọc
1991
1
Thủ môn
TĐCS Đồng Tháp
2
Lâm Ấn Độ
1991
24
Thủ môn
TDC Bình Dương
3
Nguyễn Văn Hưng
1991
25
Thủ môn
CLB  Hà Nội
4
Nguyễn Xuân Hùng
1991
6
Hậu vệ
Hà Nội T&T
5
Nguyễn Tiến Duy
1991
3
Hậu vệ
Than Quảng Ninh
6
Trần Đình Hoàng
1991
4
Hậu vệ
SLNA
7
Dương Thanh Hào
1991
2
Hậu vệ
TĐCS Đồng Tháp
8
Nguyễn Thanh Hiền
1993
18
Hậu vệ
TĐCS Đồng Tháp
9
Nguyễn Hữu Phúc
1991
23
Hậu vệ
Trẻ BĐ Hà Nội
10
Lê Xuân Anh
1993
27
Hậu vệ
Thanh Hoá
11
Đỗ Văn Thuận
1992
29
Tiền vệ
CLB Hà Nội
12
Nguyễn Hải Huy
1991
7
Tiền vệ
Than Quảng Ninh
13
Lê Quốc Phương
1991
19
Tiền vệ
Thanh Hoá
14
Ngô Hoàng Thịnh
1992
8
Tiền vệ
SLNA
15
Huỳnh Văn Thanh
1992
14
Tiền vệ
SQC Bình Định
16
Trần Bảo Anh
1991
12
Tiền vệ
ĐTLA
17
Ngân Văn Đại
1992
20
Tiền đạo
CLB Hà Nội
18
Nguyễn Đình Bảo
1991
15
Tiền đạo
Trẻ BĐ Hà Nội
19
Hà Minh Tuấn
1991
9
Tiền đạo
Trẻ SHB Đà Nẵng
20
Giang Trần Quách Tân
1992
 28
Tiền đạo
Trẻ SHB Đà Nẵng
21
Nguyễn Trung Tín
1991
17
Tiền đạo
TDC Bình Dương
22
Nguyễn Văn Quyết
1991
10
Tiền đạo
Hà Nội T&T
23
Mạc Hồng Quân
1992
34
Tiền đạo
Sparta Prague B

13 June 2012

Upcoming friendlies

June 17th: Vietnam U22 vs Maldives U22 (in Bangkok)
June 19th: Vietnam U22 vs Thailand U22 (in Bangkok)
June 23rd: Vietnam NT vs Mozambique NT (in Ho Chi Minh City)

10 June 2012

Hong Kong vs Vietnam

Friendly: Hong Kong vs Vietnam (June 10)

Hong Kong can be considered a neighbor for Vietnam as the distance between two countries is only 700 kilometers. However, because of being member of different sub-confederations, we don't have much connection in terms of football.

Hong Kong is a city-state on southern coast of China. Its area is about one thirds of Hanoi and population is about 7 million. Despite being considered a part of China, Hong Kong has its own national team due to a principle called 'One country, two systems'. I find Hong Kong share a lot in common with Singapore, in many aspects.

Hong Kong national team is also on par with The Lions. It was proved when Hong Kong defeated Singapore 1-0 in a recent friendly. One of Hong Kong best players is Chan Siu Ki, who has 32 goals in 40 caps for his nation. Chan Siu Ki is a striker of top Hong Kong club South China and he has been a member of national team since 2004. However, he is likely to be absent in the friendly vs Vietnam. Like Singapore, Hong Kong also has some naturalised players such as Godfred Karikari (Ghana), Jack Sealy (England) and Bai He (China).

In history, Vietnam has played Hong Kong once, losing 0-1 in an away friendly game nearly 10 years ago.

My prediction: A draw is not a bad result for Vietnam, given that it is an away game and Vietnam has just had a single resting day after China game.

06 April 2012

Vietnam U19 to play friendly tournament in Palestine

The tournament, which is called Al-Nakba: From cataclysm to Statehood, will features 10 youth teams from Vietnam, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Mauritania, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uzbekistan and hosts Palestine. It will last from May 14th to 22nd.

01 April 2012

HAGL's Akpan wants to be Nigeria No.1

By EPHRAIM NWOSU | Mar 28, 2012

Former  Golden Eaglets goalkeeper, Bassey Akpan,  who currently plays for Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC of Vietnam has declared his readiness to  battle  the like of Vincent Enyeama and Chigozie Agbim for Super Eagles No. 1 shirt. The ex- Heartland keeper who spoke from his base in Vietnam during an exclusive telephone chat with SoccerStar boasted that he had what it takes to man the Super Eagles goal post if invited  by Coach Stephen Keshi.

Nigeria will be  playing three games  in three weeks in June, starting with the World  Cup qualifier against Namibia and Malawi  slated for June 2 and 9 respectively. They will also confront  Rwanda  on June16 in the second leg match of the 2013 African Cup  of Nations qualifying match and Akpan said he wanted to be a part of the action in the three straight qualifying  games.

He said: ''My game has really improved since I came  to Vietnam. So, can I beat my chest that that I am now a better goalkeeper.”

 The national coaches should give me a chance to be a part of  their squad now that I am on top of my game. I think I am equal to the task any time I am called up by the coaches.

“The keepers that are already are good, but I deserve to come and compete for shirt.''

Akpan, it would be recalled, was Super Eagles’ first choice goalkeeper in the 2010 WAFU  Cup won by Nigeria.

29 March 2012

Cambodian club to play friendly with Sai Gon FC

Cambodian side Preah Khan Reach FC are going to have two friendlies with Vietnamese clubs. They will first play against Ninh Thuan FC on April 1st before playing Sai Gon FC at Thong Nhat Stadium on April 4th. Sai Gon FC are currently ranked 3rd in Super League while Preah Khan Reach are leading in C-League table.

South African internationals on trial in Vietnam

Reports from South Africa have confirmed that Toni Nhleko and Reason Chiloane are currently in Vietnam for trials with Vietnamese clubs. Yet club names are not revealed.