Overseas football players of Vietnamese descent will be able to play in Vietnam as non-foreign without acquiring Vietnamese citizenship. This is one of new rules that will come into effect from next season. The current rule allows each club to have only 4 foreigners.
Several overseas Vietnamese players have come back to their homeland. The list includes Ludovic Cassette (France), Dang Van Robert (Czech Republic), Lee Nguyen (USA), Dang Van Lam (Russia) and Johnny Nguyen (France). Young striker Emil Le Giang from Slovakia is expected to arrive in Vietnam soon.