Vietnamese football official, player to take part in World Cup 2022

November, 19/2022 - 17:02
Việt Nam do not qualify to compete in the coming FIFA World Cup 2022 but at least two Vietnamese persons will attend the global tournament later this month.

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Việt Nam Football Federation President Trần Quốc Tuấn (right) will attend the FIFA Summit and the World Cup opening ceremony on November 20 in Doha Qatar. — Photo of VFF

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam did not qualify to compete in the coming FIFA World Cup 2022 but at least two Vietnamese will attend the global tournament later this month.

Việt Nam Football Federation President Trần Quốc Tuấn will take part in a FIFA Summit on November 20 in Doha, Qatar.

Through the summit, FIFA hopes to further increase its interaction with members of affiliated confederations, especially on key issues for the world’s football development. 

Tuấn will then watch the World Cup opening ceremony, which will take place at the 60,000-seat capacity Al Bayt Stadium. It is one among eight official venues of the tournament. The opening match is between the host country of Qatar and Ecuador.

Vietnamese Golden Ball winner of 2021 Nguyễn Hoàng Đức is invited to present the MVP award to a player at a to-be-confirmed match at the 2022 World Cup. — Photo of VPF

The second Vietnamese is midfielder Nguyễn Hoàng Đức, who has received an invitation to the tournament.

The 2021 Việt Nam Golden Ball winner will present an award for the most valuable player of a match, which will be confirmed later.

He is the second Vietnamese players to receive that honour. Previously, goalkeeper Bùi Tiến Dũng was invited to England World Cup 2018 to present the MVP award to midfielder Ivan Perisic of Croatia in the semi-final between Croatia and the hosts.

FIFA World Cup 2022 is the first tournament with the presence of Asian football teams from Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Australia and host country Qatar.  VNS

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