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Star midfielder Hải joins AFC campaign to fight COVID-19

Update: April, 05/2020 - 09:17

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese star Nguyễn Quang Hải has joined other continental footballers in the Asian Football Confederation's Break The Chain campaign to raise awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.

He is only Vietnamese player taking part in the campaign encouraging people to practise necessary measures and follow hygiene guidelines to stop the deadly COVID-19.

Other Asian icons in the AFC’s campaign are Iranian international referee Alireza Faghani, Indian women's football team captain Bala Devi, Chinese striker Wang Shanshan and Thailand head coach Nishino Akira.

In the AFC’s Break The Chain clip, Wang said: “This is the most challenging time for all of us. Wash your hands frequently and wear the face masks. Maintain social distancing and avoid high-risk areas. Let’s unite and defeat the common enemy.”

Nguyễn Quang Hải (left) is taking part in the AFC's Break The Chain campaign to raise  awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic. VNA/VNS Photo

Meanwhile in his appearance, Hải said: “Everyone should avoid gathering in crowded places, wear masks and wash your hands regularly to protect yourself.

“In the fight against this virus, just as in football, there is no substitute for teamwork. The greatest comebacks in all aspects of life, requires everyone coming together to work in unity.

“This is our best chance of defeating this virus. I urge everyone to follow the instructions of the true unsung heroes of this outbreak - our healthcare professionals. We can all break the chain by keeping safe, staying positive and with some patience and discipline, we will rise above this outbreak.”

Together with his Hà Nội FC Club, Hải and teammates made history when they finished second in the AFC Cup’s Inter-zonal Final last October. VNS   


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