27 April 2011

V-League troubled by disciplinary problems.

It's not the first time the V-League was marred by disciplinary problems on the pitch. There were six games last weekend and there was 19 goals scored but as many as six red cards and 33 yellow cards were handed out.

The pinnacle of this weekend for those betting soccer odds happened in the 3-3 draw between Navibank Saigon and SHB Da Nang when there were 6 yellow cards for both sides and the home players decided to walk out to protest the referee's decision of awarding Da Nang a penalty at 86th minute. After Navibank Saigon players agreed to return to the pitch 10 mins later, Da Nang player Minh Phuong failed to score from the spot. However, the game was still so hot that the referee decided to end the game at 91st minute despite it was supposed to have 4 mins of additional time.

More disciplinary problems were seen in other games. Three players are sent off in the goalless draw between Binh Duong and Dong Thap. Two saw red in the 1-1 draw Khanh Hoa and Hoa Phat. Particularly, Hoa Phat's Timothy Anjembe may face a long ban as he was kneeling towards the official after getting sent off.

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