|The National Futsal HDBank Championships 2019 will kick off on April 2 in the central province of Khánh Hòa and HCM City. VNS Photo Văn Châu|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The National Futsal HDBank Championships 2019 is scheduled to kick off on April 2 in the central province of Khánh Hòa and HCM City.
The tournament has attracted the participation of 10 teams and will be divided into two stages, Trần Minh Hùng, deputy general director of the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV), said at a press conference in HCM City on Wednesday.
The first stage will take place from April 2-12 in Khánh Hòa Province’s Nha Trang City with Kim Toàn Đà Nẵng, Sanna Khánh Hòa, Sanest Tourist Khánh Hòa, Thái Sơn Bắc, VietFootball and Quảng Nam, a new team at this year’s tournament.
They will compete in a round robin format to decide the four teams that will progress to the second stage. The second stage will be held from April 15 to May 6 in Nha Trang City and from August 29 to September 19 in Lãnh Binh Thăng Gymnasium in HCM City’s District 11 with the four winners in the first stage and the top six teams from last year’s National Futsal HDBank Championships.
The winning team will walk away with a cash prize of VNĐ500 million (US$21,500) and will join the AFC Futsal Championship 2020, while the runner-up will take VNĐ200 million ($8,800). Third-place teams will be awarded VNĐ80 million ($3,500).
Ten teams will also compete at another futsal tournament, the National Futsal HDBank Cup from November 11 to 30 in Vinh City in the central province of Nghệ An.
The winner will receive the first prize of VNĐ200 million ($8,800), while the runner-up and third place will pocket VNĐ100 million ($4,400) and VNĐ50 million ($2,200), respectively.
The tournaments are organised by the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) and Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF), and sponsored by HD Bank. – VNS