return icon

AFC congratulates Vietnam as the host of Asian Cup 2014

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has sent letters of congratulation to Vietnamese officials after the victory of the Vietnam women's football team at the qualifier round of the Asian Cup 2014.

VietNamNet Bridge – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has sent a letter to Ms. Nguyen Thanh Ha, Vietnam’s representative at the AFC Women's Football Committee and Mr. Tran Quoc Tuan - the standing member of the AFC Executive Committee - to congratulate Vietnam as the host of the Women’s Asian Cup 2014.

Vietnam may host 2014 Women's Asian Football Cup

Women's football team takes cash reward


Vietnam women's football team


Earlier, AFC identified Vietnam and Australia as the two finalists in the race to host the biggest event for women's football in Asia. But then Australia withdrew and Vietnam became the only candidate.

AFC did not state whether it gave the right to host this event to Vietnam -- is because one of the prerequisites is that Vietnam has to enter the finale of Asian Cup 2014. After Vietnam women’s national football team, led by Chinese coach Chen Yun Fat, topped Group C in the qualifier round of Asian Cup 2014, AFC officials sent letters of congratulations to Vietnamese officials.

However, there are still a few minor issues that Vietnam needs to complete to be eligible to host this event. It is the commitment of support of the Vietnamese government and Vietnam has to prove that its infrastructure and security are eligible to host the event.

In early June, the AFC will send a delegation to Vietnam to check facilities. The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) will also have to prepare the profiles and procedures required by the AFC, including the government’s permission to host the event.

If Vietnam hosts the 2014 Women's Asian Cup, the women's soccer team of Vietnam will have a great opportunity to reach the World Cup for the first time.

At this world competition, Asia will have five representatives. The first four cards most likely belong to the leading teams - Japan, China, South Korea and Australia. The 5th card will be competed by the four remaining teams, including Vietnam.

Son Nguyen


10-year-old translator brings scientific knowledge closer to young readers

Children’s history book series, Unstoppable Us, by best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari, has been translated from English into Vietnamese by a 10-year-old translator and published by Omega Plus.

Floods kill five in central region

Heavy downpours and floods in the central region in the past few days claimed the lives of five people as of 5pm on December 6.


Vietnam spends nearly 190 million USD on importing pork in ten months

Vinfast faces challenges in North America

North America is a promising market, but it is not easy to be successful because there are many rivals there.

Festivities celebrate holiday season in HCM City

HCM City is preparing to launch a series of festivities to celebrate the New Year and Tet holidays (Lunar New Year).

Young driver offers thousands of free rides for poor patients

Dang Xuan Hieu, 24, has for four years given free trips to thousands of poor patients in Ha Giang Province.

Policies take effect in December 2022

Below are among new policies on import and export nomenclature, electricity generation price bracket, and licenses to manufacture tobacco products taking effect from December.

Finance Ministry to raise taxes on land and housing

Taxes on land and housing in Vietnam are far lower than those in other countries, exposing the need for higher tax rates to improve fiscal revenues.

Vietnam, RoK enter new chapter of cooperation

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea have entered a new chapter in their relationship as they upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership during President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's official visit to the country.

Free piano class for the elderly in HCM City

A piano class has been run free-of-charge for elderly people in Ho Chi Minh City for the past five years.

Business safety in the digital age

Vietnamese businesses are facing challenges related to cyber security and difficulties adapting to digital transformation.

Tax refunds worth trillions of VND

Tax bodies are working on problems related to VAT refunds in order to help businesses get money to invest in operations, following a dialogue held last week.

Legal loopholes exist for trading forbidden goods

Many students believe that e-cigarettes are not toxic, but are fragrant and stylish.

Quang Ninh to develop night-time economy, awaken tourism

On July 27, 2010, the Prime Minister signed a decision approving Vietnam’s night-time economy development plan.