|The competition is held to find new talent who currently only play on the streets. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Opening day finalists of the Hồ Chí Minh City street football held on Saturday will progress to the final round of the competition.
The launching day event was won by Việt Dream who beat Kim Thanh Phát – Tôn Đức Thắng. They will take part in the latter stages of the tournament which will be held at the end of this month.
The competition, which attracted 80 teams and 500 players, is organised by SCG Group Việt Nam, in order to find potential talents who are currently only playing at street level. .
Deputy chairman of SCG Montri Mahaplearkpong said they believe most of young stars of Việt Nam football started their careers from the streets.
He said: “It is on the streets that their love for football and desire to win is nurtured and their spirit encouraged. Following the first successful season, which drew hundreds of potential players and thousands of fans in Hà Nội, we decided to expand the competition to both cities this year.” — VNS