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Da Nang face Bahraini club in Asian Cup

Update: May, 28/2010 - 09:11

V-League defending champions SHB Da Nang drew Al Riffa of Bahrain in the quarter-finals of the Asian Football Federation (AFC) Cup.

Da Nang, who are leading this year's V-League, will play the Bahraini team away on September 14 before hosting them at the Chi Lang stadium in Da Nang a week later.

Da Nang, trained by young coach Le Huynh Duc, reached the last eight of Asia's second biggest club competition for the first time by edging out Becamex Binh Duong 4-3 in an all-Vietnamese match.

If they get past Al Riffa, they will match the best achievement by a Vietnamese club – a semi-final entry, which Becamex Binh Duong managed last year

Vovinam finds way to SEA Games

Following an agreement by chairman of Viet Nam's Olympic Committee and the World Vovinam Federation (WVVF), Nguyen Danh Thai, general secretary of WVVF Vo Danh Hai visited Jakarta to discuss the introduction of Vovinam with the hosts of the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Today, Thai and Vietnamese sports delegation also arrived in Jakarta to discuss the upcoming games. Vovinam is a Vietnamese martial art practised with and without weapons. It is based on the principle of between hard and soft and includes training of the body as well as of the mind. It uses the forces and reactions of the opponent and at present, it is developing worldwide.

Vietnamese boxers head to world tournaments

Viet Nam will send its boxers to compete at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados in September.

The event, which is a warm-up for the qualifying round for the London Olympics, will have three new weight categories including 51kg, 60kg and 75kg.

Two years ago, seven Vietnamese athletes took part in the event. Viet Nam has also sent four athletes to the ongoing Asian Women's Boxing Championships which is being held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Ha Noi readies for youth games

The 14th Asian Youth Athletics Championships will attract 37 delegations and nearly 700 athletes and coaches to compete at My Dinh National Stadium in Ha Noi from July 1-4.

They will compete in 44 events.

Viet Nam won the right to organise the event after successfully hosting big international tournaments including the third round of the 2008 Asian Grand Prix, the 2009 Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships the 2009 Asian Indoor Games.

The event is expected to cost around VND3 billion (US$158,000). — VNS

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