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Badminton team join Cup prelims

Update: March, 22/2012 - 09:52

The Vietnamese men's badminton team will participate in a preliminary round of the Axiata Cup starting tomorrow in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The seven-member team will face the Malaysia Leopards, Indonesia Garuda and Singapore in Group J, while Group K includes Indonesia Rajawali, Malaysia Tigers, the Philippines and Thailand, who will compete in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Viet Nam's top player Nguyen Tien Minh will have an opportunity to meet familiar rivals such as Taufik Hidayat and Simon Santoso of Indonesia Garuda.

The tournament is a new regional badminton event with US$1 million in prize money up for grabs.-VNS

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