Skipper Nguyễn Thành Lộc of Phố Hiến FC (right) tries to take a ball from Cần Thơ FC's striker Trần Hữu Thụ during their V.League 2 match last season. The V.League 2 will see 14 teams, two more teams, competing for a title from 2021. Photo of VPF
HÀ NỘI — Fourteen teams will compete in the V.League 2 from 2021, according to the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF).
Following the new decision, after the end of the 2020 season, the bottom-placed team in the second tier will be relegated while the top three teams of the Second Division will be promoted.
The V.League 2 currently has 12 teams. The V.League 1 and the Second Division will stick with 14 clubs each.
“The V.League 2 squads compete without foreign players and their expenses for competitions are reasonable. Then, we think, it is right time to upgrade the number of participants,” said VFF Vice President Cao Văn Chóng.
“The increase in the number of the teams will help push the competitiveness and quality of the tournament. It is also in our plan as we will map out the total number of teams participating at the professional and amateur tournaments from 2021,” he said.
The V.League 1 has been paused after two rounds because of the COVID-19. The V.League 2 has no set kick-off date as yet while the Second Division is scheduled to begin in May. VNS