|The AFF Suzuki Cup Trophy. — Photo zadn.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The AFF Suzuki Cup Trophy Tour arrived in Hà Nội on Friday with just a week to go before the region’s premier football tournament kicks off.
The trophy was on display at AEON Mall Long Biên from 5pm to 8pm, and Việt Nam’s leading players were in attendance to take photos with fans and sign autographs.
There were performances by a football freestyle team and an acoustic band as well as displays by tournament sponsors Grand Sport, Pinaco and Acebook.
The first matches of the AFF Suzuki Cup kicks off on November 8, but the trophy has been touring the region ahead of the tournament.
The trophy has already made stops in Cambodia, Myanmar, Manila and Bangkok and it will head to Jakarta on Sunday.
Việt Nam, winners of the AFF Suzuki Cup in 2008, are riding a wave after good performances at both the senior and under-23 level over the past year and will be among the favourites in this year’s tournament.
The senior team qualified for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 with an unbeaten record in Group C and their younger counterparts sparked outpourings of joy in the country by reaching the final of the AFC U23 Championship in China at the start of the year. — VNS