The Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) has been fined US$39,500 because of supporters letting off flares.
|Fire flare burn at the My Dinh Stadium during the 2020 Asian U23 Championship qualification. — Photo vietnamplus.vn|
Vietnamese fans lit flares at the 2020 Asian U23 Championship qualification matches at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi in March.
The association was fined $13,750 for incidents during the match that saw Vietnam beat Indonesia 1-0 and $25,750 for problems in the 4-0 win over Thailand.
The AFC said it was the fourth time the VFF let the problem happen in a continent-level match. If it was not controlled a heavier fine would be applied.
AFC already fined VFF $12,500 for the same issue outside Vietnam in a match between Vietnam and South Korea at the Asian Games in 2018 in Indonesia.
Flares have been a problem in Vietnam for a long time and the VFF has struggled to control the problem in domestic leagues.