14 clubs participate in national volleyball tournament

The central province of Ha Tinh will host the national young volleyball clubs tournament from December 8-17.  
Fourteen clubs have registered for competition.

Eight male teams are The Cong-Corps No 15, Trang An Ninh Binh, Sanest Khanh Hoa, Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, Sacombank, Long An, Army Corps No 4 and Ho Chi Minh City.

Six female teams are Lienvietpostbank, VTV Binh Dien Long An, PVD Thai Binh, Quang Ninh, Phu Rieng Rubber and Hai Duong.

All players are aged under 20. The final round of competition will involve four best clubs in both categories.

First prize will cost VND20 million, while second and third prizes will be worth VND15 million and VND10 million, respectively.

A cash prize of VND5 million will be offered to the best style player.

Thien placed 135th in world junior rankings

Young Vietnamese tennis star Nguyen Hoang Thien has been ranked 135th in the latest International Tennis Federation junior world rankings.

At the same time last year, he stood in 67th position.

Thien is preparing for the Australia Open where he hopes to reach the main round of competition.

Vietnamese e-sports players hack away the field

Vietnamese e-sports players competed outstandingly in the World Cyber Games 2012 in China, considered the equivalent of the Olympics Games for e-sports athletes.

They brought home one silver medal in the Cross Fire event and ranked fourth in the World of Tanks (WoT) event.

"It is the first time Viet Nam e-sports has achieved such outstanding results in such a big event. This illustrates the development of Viet Nam sports in general and e-sports in particular," said Vu Trong Loi, head of Department of Sports for all in the National Sports Administration.

The five-day event attracted more than 800 athletes from 78 countries and territories.

VN denied berth in U19 finals despite Taipei win

Viet Nam missed out on a place in the Asian Football Federation U19 Women's Football Championship finals after failing in the second qualifiers.

Despite a 3-1 win over Chinese Taipei in the last match of the group yesterday at Thong Nhat Stadium, Viet Nam only finished second in the pool with six points.

Viet Nam previously lost 2-1 to Myanmar in the opening game but bounced back strongly to thrash India 10-0.

Myanmar took the group with seven points after wins over Viet Nam and India and a draw against Chinese Taipei.
Myanmar will face Thailand in the final on Sunday to decide the winner of the qualifiers.

The winners of the qualifiers secure the only ticket to the finals and get a chance to compete against the five powerhouses: Japan, Australia, China, North Korea and South Korea. The final round of the AFC championship will be held next year.

Source: VOV/VNS