The eight-member Vietnamese football squad left on Sunday for the World Six-a-side Championships in South Africa on Thursday.
Team coach Nguyen Huu Dang said the squad would be given tickets to watch the World Cup match between Spain and Portugal today, the day before the six-a-side tournament kicks off at Loftus Versfield Stadium.
Attending the one-day championships will be Viet Nam, the US, Brazil, Canada, Germany, China, defending champions Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Chile and hosts South Africa.
In April, the Vietnamese team won the Budweiser 6v6 International Cup.
V-League resumes after Cup break
The V-League will resume tomorrow after a one-month break for the World Cup.
Da Nang will be hoping to regain the top spot when they meet Khanh Hoa in their 16th match of the season at Nha Trang City.
The central city team dropped to third place with 28 points three weeks ago after losing to Hai Phong and later drawing 1-1 with Dong Thap.
V-League leaders Binh Duong will host two-time champions Hoang Anh Gia Lai, while runners-up Ha Noi T&T will play Dong Tam Long An in Ha Noi.
In other games tomorrow, Thanh Hoa take on Hoa Phat Ha Noi, Navibank Sai Gon meet Megastar Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh play Dong Thap and Hai Phong host Song Lam Nghe An.
Junior air gun shooters take aim
Shooters will be competing in the National Air Gun Juniors Championship, which opens in Hai Duong City on Saturday.
Marksmen aged 16-18 will be competing in six men's and women's air pistol and rifle events.
The competition ends on Thursday.
City dominates youth Vovinam tourney
Martial artists from HCM City dominated the national youth Vovinam championships which closed at the Vung Tau Gymnasium in Vung Tau City on Sunday.
HCM City, as a centre of martial arts, won 21 gold, eight silver and three bronze medals to finish at the top of the field. Can Tho City was second with eight, four and five medals while the People's Police was third.
An electronic scoring system was used in the five-day tournament for the first time.
Asian U13 girls festival kicks off
Eleven teams from countries across Asia will begin games in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U13 Girls Festival of Football today at Thanh Long Sports Centre in HCM City.
Teams from Australia, Chinese mainland, Chinese Taipei, Guam, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines, North Korea, Thailand and host nation Viet Nam will play a total of 52 friendly games during four days.
Each team has 22 players and is divided into two sub-teams. They play 30 minutes games today and tomorrow and 60 minutes games on Friday and Saturday. A skills' test will be conducted on Thursday. — VNS