Female Vietnamese lawyer Nguyen Thi My Dung was officially elected as a member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on May 21 during FIFA’s annual congress which took place through an online format.
Dung has forged a successful career as a lawyer and sports administrator in Hanoi. She has also held various positions in the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the Federation International de Football Association over the past 20 years.
She currently holds many roles, including Deputy CEO of the PVF Football Academy, arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Sport, a member of the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal, and is a co-founding member of the Women in Sports Law organisation.
In addition, she is a member of the AFC Appeal Committee, a member of the VFF Professional Football and Club Licensing Committee on the VFF’s Players’ Status Committee, and a member of the Disciplinary Assessment Board of the Vietnam Anti-Doping and Sports Medicine Agency.
As part of the congress, participants also reviewed last year’s activities and financial reports, whilst also discussing the budget in detail for the year ahead.
Female assistant referees may for the first time officiate matches of the LS V.League 2, the second tier professional association football league in Vietnam, if they overcome a mandatory physical test scheduled for March 16.
Referee Bui Thi Thu Trang and assistant referee Truong Thi Le Trinh were named in the shortlist of 750 candidates worldwide vying to officiate matches of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.