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Việt Nam asks SEA Games to expand football rosters

Update: June, 25/2019 - 09:00
VFF Vice President  Trần Quốc Tuấn. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) has proposed raising the number of registered players each country's men’s football team can bring to the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) to 23, according to VFF Vice President Trần Quốc Tuấn.

He made the suggestion at a recent meeting of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) in Laos.

Under the regulations of the AFF and the Southeast Asian Games Federation, each team can register only 20 players on its final roster and 30 on its preliminary one.

The VFF also asked to have the preliminary lists expanded to 40 players, Tuấn added.

At the end of the meeting, the football bodies of regional countries were asked to submit the idea to the 30th SEA Games organising board via their respective Olympic committees.

At the previous Games, male footballers had a tight schedule as they played a match every two day and teams qualifying for the final had to play seven matches in just half a month. 

The 30th SEA Games will be held in the Philippines from November 30 to December 12 with a total of 56 sports. — VNS

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