Attendants to Vietnam-China match expected to be 20,000
In order to comply with the anti-pandemic prevention rules, only 20,000 football fans will be allowed to attend the Vietnam-China match at My Dinh Stadium, less than 50% of the capacity.
According to the Vietnamese Football Federation, the match between the national teams of Vietnam and China in the third qualifying round will take place on February 1, 2022 (the 1st day of the Lunar New Year) at My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi.
Vietnamese fans support the Vietnamese football team at SEA Games. Photo: VNA
This will be the third consecutive match of the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup that the Vietnamese team plays at its home stadium.
In the previous matches against Japan, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia, there only 20,000 fans were allowed to enter the stadium.
In the last two years, attendance at stadiums was only allowed in matches played by the national team.
Before heading to the match against China, coach Park Hang-Seo's troop must prepare well for the confrontation with Australia on January 27 away from home. Currently, the Korean coach already summoned 30 footballers to train for the next matches in the final qualifying round of the World Cup.
The year 2021 is considered a year of failure for the Vietnamese squad as it suffered six defeats in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
In 2022, the team will attend the Southeast Asian U23 football tournament in February in Cambodia; SEA Games 31 in May in Vietnam, and the 19th Asian Games in September.
Being considered as one of the most successful football teams in Southeast Asia, Vietnam won the AFF Championship twice, in 2008 and 2018. Vietnam’s main rivals are higher-level national teams in the AFF, of which Thailand is seen as its biggest rival.
Meanwhile, Vietnamese football fans are among the most ardent in Asia. According to Asian Football Confederation, Vietnam ranks third among the top 10 Asian countries with the highest home attendance in the ongoing 2022 World Cup qualifier matches with a total of 116,135 people at Hanoi's My Dinh Stadium in 2019.
- ASEAN Film Week 2022 to debut in Hanoi
- SEA Games 31 closing ceremony: the warmest and dearest farewell from Vietnam
- “Vietnamese runners are my second family”: Timor Lester athlete at SEA Games 31
- Exhibitions mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 132nd birthday anniversary
- Hanoi specialty gifts for SEA Games 31 delegates
- Hanoi athletes’ sublime performances win gold medals in dancesport
- Hanoi promotes tourism among visitors attending SEA Games 31
- SEA Games 31 delegates get free Hanoi Bus Tour
- SEA Games 31: Spectacular opening ceremony raises spirit for stronger Southeast Asia
- New France-funded project to preserve Vietnamese heritage
IPEF should treasure openness, inclusiveness and transparency: foreign ministry
Muoi Sau sweet soups- the quintessence of Hanoi’s nosh
Vietnam seeks to contribute to peace and stability in Asia
Facebook to charge 5% VAT on ad services in Vietnam
Vietnam seeks opportunities for sustainable education partnerships
“Vietnamese runners are my second family”: Timor Lester athlete at SEA Games 31
Hanoi wants to build second int’l airport in Thuong Tin
Hanoi handicrafts attract international SEA Games 31 guests
Exhibitions mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 132nd birthday anniversary