HCM City FC and Than Quảng Ninh FC may be starting their AFC Cup campaigns away from home due to the coronavirus outbreak, but both sides are still brimming with confidence.
The national football league schedule has been finalised after a delay made last month because of the continuing coronavirus epidemic.
The National Cup has been named Bamboo Airways National Cup 2020 after a sponsoring contract signed on February 4 in Hà Nội.
The second-round match in Kuala Lumpur is scheduled for March 31, but the South Korean coach's charges may not get much game time ahead of the match.
The deadly virus which has killed more than 300 people in China has spread to Việt Nam and forced the domestic football season's start to be delayed.
Midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải, defender Đoàn Văn Hậu, midfielder Đỗ Hùng Dũng, striker Nguyễn Văn Quyết and midfielder Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng will compete for the top award, the Golden Ball title.
Runner Nguyễn Thị Oanh has been honoured as Viet Nam's top athlete of 2019 thanks to her outstanding performances at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.
Vietnamese athletes have had an outstanding 2019 at home and abroad. Việt Nam News looks at the top 10 events of the year.