The 2021 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup matches in groups G, H and I of the ASEAN zone will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Viettel will kick off their debut Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League campaign against defending champions Ulsan Hyundai on Saturday in Thailand.
Sacked after just three matches in charge, Japanese coach Masahiro Shimoda is the latest foreign coach to struggle in the V.League 1.
The enforced rest due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have been a boon for the country's two best-supported teams Hà Nội FC and Hoàng Anh Gia Lai ahead of the mid-March restart.
This year, Sài Gòn FC plan to send two players to compete for FC Ryukyu in Japan, who play in the J2 League.
The 2020 V.League 1 champions were drawn in Group F of the East Asia zone and will face the holders of Asia’s top club competition, Ulsan Hyundai.
Coach Chu Đình Nghiêm of Hà Nội FC said it was difficult to predict who would win the 2021 V.League 1, but said his team would be going all out to triumph.