A British man has been jailed for two years by a court in Hà Nội for trafficking drugs.
Many foreigners living in Việt Nam love and follow football. Both in Việt Nam and in their own countries. They follow football back home through online match reports and television broadcasts.
Despite the rundown stadiums, lack of marketing around the game and at times haphazard organisation, the key ingredient is still there: the beautiful game.
Long-time V.League fans recognise the opportunity the league and clubs have been given to grow the local game, but some say they haven’t done enough to take advantage.