Updated  
April, 10 2014 09:20:51

Gia Lai lose volleyball opener

HO CHI MINH CITY (VNS)— Duc Long Gia Lai from Viet Nam yesterday lost 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 18-25, 13-15 to Al-Zahra of Lebanon.

The defeat came in the first Group B match of the Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship in the Philippines.

It is the first time a Vietnamese club is taking part in a continental-level tournament. Duc Long Gia Lai are the national champions.

The other teams of the group are defending champions Matin Varamin of Iran who defeated No 5 seed Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler of Japan 3-1 yesterday.

Duc Long Gia Lai will next play Matin Varamin.

The championship, where 16 teams are participating, has been divided into four groups and is being held in Pasay from April 8 to 16. The champions will qualify for the Volleyball Men's Club World Championships, to be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as Asia's representatives. — VNS


Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.