…And like any football/ soccer fanatic, Vietnam celebrated and cheered on the teams.
June 12, 2010
March 28, 2010
… if his request for a lighter sentence is denied.
However, this public declaration to reduce his punishment only caused the board of leaders of his own team, Ha Noi T&T, to further penalize the star striker by dismissing him as team captain and slapping him with an EXTRA 50 million VND (~2600 USD) fine citing improper conduct. Double ouch! (more…)
March 27, 2010
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) on Tuesday (March 23) decided to suspend striker Le Cong Vinh for six matches for sarcastically kowtowing to referee Vu Bao Linh in a sixth-round V-League match on Sunday. (more…)
December 20, 2009
Wait, let me throw in a few more celeb shots prior to the big game before revealing the “After” ones just for suspense: (more…)
August 31, 2009
The Vietnamese-American soccer player, Lee Nguyen, will be joining world famous football club Arsenal of England in September for special training with them. Although Nguyen was born in the United States and won the award for High School Soccer Player of the Year, he is relatively unknown to non-soccer fans in his birthplace, but instead, receives rockstar treatment in Vietnam. He is the highest paid player in the V-League receiving $10,000U.S./Month. Lee played for Hoang Ang Gai Lai (HAGL) this season scoring 12 goals and 16 assists in 24 matches. Lee has played for the USA national team, PSV Eindhoven in Holland and Randers in Demark.