HÀ NỘI — The English Premier League trophy will arrive in Việt Nam on September 13, the Sài Gòn-Hà Nội Commercial Bank (SHB) has announced.
The event is part of defending champions Manchester City’s trophy’s parade through 20 countries and territories worldwide.
Former England and Man City player Joleon Lescott and several stars from Việt Nam’s U23 team will lift the cup at a special event to be held on September 15 in Hà Nội.
The design of the trophy was based on the theme of "The Three Lions of English Football". The trophy will arrive in Vệt Nam after the U23 team concluded their memorable run at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The team was praised for reaching an ASIAD bronze-medal match for the first time ever. Although they lost to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a penalty shootout, their performance was celebrated by fans and the boys returned to a hero’s welcome. — VNS