Vietnamese referees to officiate international tournaments

Update: October, 21/2021 - 08:27


FIFA Elite referee Ngô Duy Lân will officiate games at the AFC U23 Championship's qualification in Singapore. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese match officials have been chosen to referee games at international tournaments later this year.

FIFA Elite referee Ngô Duy Lân will officiate in Group H of the AFC U23 Championship's qualification in Singapore from October 21 to November 1.

Lân, 37, is the only male FIFA-certificated referee from Việt Nam to reach Elite level. He has won Việt Nam's Golden Whistle title for best referee of the year twice and taken part in a number of different international events.

He is one of three Vietnamese officials assigned to work at the continental tournament along with referee assistant Nguyễn Trung Hậu and fourth official Đặng Thanh Hạ.

However, Hậu and Hạ could not meet Singapore's health policy on the COVID-19 pandemic control which requires visitors to have two vaccination shots at least 14 days before their entry. 

Việt Nam also compete in the qualifier's Group I in Kyrgyzstan. Việt Nam will play Chinese Taipei on October 27 and Myanmar on November 2.

Việt Nam players are currently at their training camp in the UAE where they defeated Kyrgyzstan 3-0 in a friendly match on October 17. 

Coach Park Hang-seo announced a short list of 23 players yesterday and they will leave for Kyrgyzstan today.

In other news, Bùi Thị Thu Trang is the only representative of Việt Nam taking part in a conference for the 2023 Women's World Cup's referee and VAR referee candidates later this week in Doha, Qatar.

Bùi Thị Thu Trang is invited to FIFA's conference for referees in Qatar. She will work at the AFC Women's Clubs Championship from November 7-12 in Jordan. — Photo đ

Early this year, Trang and referee assistant Trương Thị Lệ Trinh were two Vietnamese listed in a pool of 750 officials who have the opportunity to work at the Women’s World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023.

Only 56 referees and 100 assistants from this list are selected to officiate at the July 10-August 20 event.

Trang, 35, became an Elite referee in 2017. She will also join a VAR training course by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) from October 23 to November 1 in Dubai.

She then will work at the AFC Women's Clubs Championship from November 7-12 in Amman, Jordan. — VNS