return icon

Borussia Dortmund bring huge delegation to face Vietnam in friendly

Borussia Dortmund have left for the Asia Tour and will arrive in Vietnam with a delegation of 123 members on November 29.

Emre Can and Marco Reus (right) pose for a photo on a plane starting their Asia Tour. They will land in Việt Nam on November 29 and have a friendly with Việt Nam's national team a day later in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of BvB

The Black and Yellows will travel to Singapore and Malaysia before coming to Việt Nam as part of their 10-day tour.

Edin Terzic’s side will go up against Singapore Premier League club Lion City Sailors at Jalan Besar Stadium on November 24. They will then head to Malaysia to face the Johor Southern Tigers on November 28 and the tour will conclude in Hà Nội with Borussia Dortmund taking on the Việt Nam national team on November 30.

According to the club, the 25 players include captain Marco Reus, centre-back Mats Julian Hummels, goalkeeper Alexander Meyer, forward Marco Pašalić and midfielder Salih Özcan.

Among the other 98 members of the travelling party are coaches and assistants, doctors, physiotherapists, kit men, nutritionists and security guards.

Dortmund's CEO Hans Joachim Watzke, other officials and legends of the team such as goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller and defender Patrick Owomoyela will also join the delegation. They will stay in four five-star hotels in Hà Nội's centre.

After check in, Reus and his teammates will participate in different activities such as learning how to cook Việt Nam's most famous dish of phở (noodle soup with beef or chicken), visit the city's landmarks, take part in a freestyle football show and meet with local students and supporters.

Their only practice is from 6pm-7.30pm on November 29. It will be open free for supporters.

On November 23, Việt Nam coach Park Hang-seo and his players had their first training in Hà Nội.

They have one week to work together at the Việt Nam Youth Football Training Centre to prepare for the friendly match on November 30.

The game, organised by the VFF, VPF and Next Media at Mỹ Đình National Stadium, is a test for Việt Nam ahead of their AFF Cup in December.

Supporters can buy ticket through online apps for VNĐ800,000 (US$32), VNĐ1,200,000 ($48), and VNĐ1,600,000 ($64). A discount of 28 per cent will be applied along with a discount code for taxis at any ticket booking through app VNPAY until November 25. — VNS


Vietnamese banks that 'disappear' from the market

Some banks used to be very popular, with hundreds of thousands of customers, but they gradually disappeared from the market because of many reasons.

Discovering Hanoi’s famous incense making village

The craft village with a tradition of more than 100 years impresses visitors for its space that is filled with vibrant colors such as blue, red, yellow, etc. of beautifully shaped bouquets of incense.

Vietnam to reassert its position on the world coffee map

Vietnam is the world's second largest coffee exporter, but its impact on the world coffee market is not commensurate with its position, experts say.


Coffee exports to Netherlands enjoy three-digit growth

Youngest female Vietnamese Associate Professor receives Kovalevskaia Awards 2022

Prof. Dr. Le Minh Thang on March 7, 2023 was presented the 2022 Kovalevskaia Awards 2022 by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

Third pedestrian street opens in Hue City

The Hai Ba Trung Pedestrian Street was opened on Sunday evening in Hue City, becoming the third walking street in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Entertainment and cultural events of the week (March 27-April 2)

Entertainment and cultural events in Vietnam's major cities on March 27-April 2.


Vietnam wins 17 prizes at International Robothon 2023

K'Duong breaks three youth weightlifting world records

Vietnamese weightlifter K'Duong broke three youth 55kg world records during the 2023 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Youth Championships on March 26 which is taking place in Albania.

Struggling hoteliers seek Government support to revive from COVID-19 crisis

Small- and medium-sized hotels in HCM City are struggling with low occupancy rates and labour shortages, and are in need of support to recover from a COVID-19-induced slump, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

Lion Championship MMA returns, first fight in Hanoi on April 1

The second season of the Lion Championship mixed martial arts will be back with great fighters and frightening fights in April.

Driftwood space launches in Hoi An

The first ever wood recycle space – driftwood village’s studio – has been launched in the ancient’s Cam Ha Commune on the most favourite bicycle riding road connecting the Old Quarter and An Bang beach.

Hoi An to host International Choir Competition

The event has received registrations from 20 teams representing nine countries and territories, and will feature 13 events with eight grades held at the city’s theatre.

Big race for investment in e-commerce logistics

An increase in online sales has put pressure on the logistics system, thereby triggering the race to invest in Vietnam's e-commerce logistics, according to insiders.

Banks underwriting bonds should buy back bonds: VN central bank

Commercial banks that underwrite and sell corporate bonds have to buy them back if investors so demand, the central bank has said.