return icon

Key player on VN national football squad breaks leg

Hanoi FC’s midfielder Do Hung Dung, Vietnam Golden Ball Award 2019 winner and a key member of the national football team, broke his leg and may have to stop playing football for at least one year after a kick by HCM City FC's Ngo Hoang Thinh.

The incident occurred during the match between the two FCs at HCM City’s Thong Nhat Stadium on March 23 evening.

The injured football star was immediately transported to hospital while Ngo Hoang Thinh received a red card.

As a guest at the match, the Korean coach of the national team Park Hang Seo left the stands to go down to the pitch to see the situation. The Korean expert was worried because Do Hung Dung plays a very important role in the national team, which is preparing for the 2022 World Cup’s second qualifiers this June. Mr. Park later visited Dung at hospital late night.

X-ray results showed that Do Hung Dung's tibia and fibula broken. A surgery was performed on March 24 morning by the best surgeons in HCM City.

According to experts, Dung will have to stop playing football for about a year. He will miss the V-League 2021 as well as the 2022 World Cup’s second qualifying round and the AFF Cup. This is really a huge loss for the Hanoi FC and the Vietnamese team.

After causing serious injuries to Do Hung Dung, Ngo Hoang Thinh has been fiercely criticized by the online community. The midfielder from Nghe An province had to lock his personal facebook.

The Vietnam Football Federation’s (VFF) Disciplinary Division plans to impose a heavy penalty on Ngo Hoang Thinh. The penalty will be made public on March 24 or 25, said the division head Vu Xuan Thanh. Meanwhile, football fans are calling for the VFF to punish Thinh heavily.

Ho Chi Minh City FC on March 24 voiced its opinion about the case. “The act of player Hoang Thinh is unacceptable, contrary to the club's criteria,” it said. The club said an appropriate penalty on Thinh was needed in order to prevent similar cases in the future.

Ho Chi Minh City Club also apologized to player Do Hung Dung, Hanoi FC and Vietnamese football fans.

Đỗ Hùng Dũng gãy đôi xương ống đồng, nghỉ 1 năm
Đỗ Hùng Dũng gãy đôi xương ống đồng, nghỉ 1 năm


Đỗ Hùng Dũng gãy đôi xương ống đồng, nghỉ 1 năm


Đỗ Hùng Dũng gãy đôi xương ống đồng, nghỉ 1 năm

Hung Dung in hospital.

Huy Phong

Park Hang-seo back to work, faces challenges for VN national football team

Park Hang-seo back to work, faces challenges for VN national football team

The national football squad’s South Korean chief coach Park Hang Seo has returned to his work after quarantine. The coach faces challenges and great expectations.



Revoking licenses of petrol distributors will not affect fuel supply

Although petrol distributors are allowed to buy products from more than one wholesaler, when supply interruptions occur, the distributor system has often not ensured a sufficient supply for filling stations.

Beauty contests heat up in first days of the Year of the Cat

Pham Kim Dung, a representative of the company that founded Hoa hau Quoc gia Vietnam (Miss National Vietnam) beauty pageant, said beauty queens need to make every effort to prove their talent as so many contests now exist.

Vietnam looks forward to catfish orders from China, the US

In January 2023, catfish exports brought $106.8 million to Vietnam, a 50 percent fall compared with the same period last year. However, Vietnamese farmers and exporters now see positive signs from the US and China.

High rates hurting businesses, hamper economic recovery

High interest rates have been hurting businesses' ability to invest in ramping up production capacity, said industry insiders and economists.

Chinese black-credit websites cheating Vietnamese out of money

Many websites have been created to trick people into transferring money to them.

Record number of Vietnamese runners qualify for Boston 2023

Nine of them are from Hanoi and HCM City, the two largest running communities in Vietnam, while the other is Dao Han, who currently lives in Florida, the US.

Vietnam’s transport sector seeking recovery and reboot

While making good recovery during 2022, Vietnam’s transport sector is betting on new policies and plans to increase private investment to obtain its ambitious goals.

Strong FDI flow into Vietnam's electronics industry to boost exports

The increased inflow of investment from foreign investors into Vietnam’s electronics industry is expected to create a positive outlook for the country’s exports of computers, electronic products, and components in the time to come.

Vietnamese professor honoured with prestigious IUPAC award

Vietnamese Professor Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh has received “the Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Awards” by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) in 2023.

Hanoi targets GRDP per capita of 36,000 USD by 2045

Hanoi is set to become a globally-connected city with high living standards and quality of life, according to a new plan that aims to raise the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) per capita to 36,000 USD by 2045.

Vietnamese security expert honored by US wireless carrier

Ngo Minh Hieu, a white-hat hacker, has been honored by many US technology corporations.

Many real estate firms declared bankruptcy in 2022

The number of real estate firms declaring bankruptcy and dissolution in 2022 increased by 38.7 percent over 2021, according to the Ministry of Construction’s (MOC) recent report.

Electricity prices must be reasonable: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh recently chaired a conference on domestic consumption and exports in 2023.

Vietnamese aviation market predicted to fully recover by year-end

The Vietnamese aviation market is forecast to fully recover by the end of this year, according to a global outlook for the aviation industry released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently.

Many Japanese firms plan expansion in Vietnam: JETRO poll

Sixty percent of Japanese investors in Asia-Pacific polled in a 2022 survey by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) said they plan to expand operations in Vietnam within the next two years.