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Nam Định stay in V.League

Update: October, 15/2018 - 09:00
Nam Định celebrate beating Hà Nội B in the V.League 2018 play-off at Vinh Stadium on Saturday. — Photo danviet.vn
Viet Nam News

Football

HÀ NỘI — Nam Định beat Hà Nội B in the V.League 2018 play-off at the Vinh Stadium on Saturday to earn to stay in Việt Nam’s top division next season.

Nam Định won 5-3 in the penalty shootout following the goalless draw in normal time.

Nam Định reached the play-off as they finished second from bottom in the national premier league, while Hà Nội B finished second in the first division.

“Before entering the match, my players were stressed,” said Nam Định  coach Nguyễn Văn Sỹ.

“However, I am very happy as my players overcame the pressure. This win was deserved.

“When they played in the penalty shootout, I believed that they could do well. They are very experienced,” said Sỹ.

Sỹ also said there will be an improvement next season.

“We have had a plan for the V.League 2019. Surely, Nam Định won’t struggle like this season as my players gained more experience,” Sỹ added. — VNS

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