Vietnam might still play World Cup qualifiers without home spectators

Created 20 October 2021
  • PDF
Editor Choice
Share
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)

Hanoi authorities are not keen on having fans in My Dinh National Stadium when Vietnam play Japan and Saudi Arabia in November.

Vietnam might still play World Cup qualifiers without home spectators

On Wednesday evening, Hoang Dao Cuong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism hosted a meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Security, Hanoi People's Committee and Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) to discuss Vietnam’s two upcoming home World Cup qualifiers.

According to a representative of Hanoi's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, allowing spectators is not a good idea due to Covid fears.

Previously, VFF had proposed to host the games with spectators in My Dinh Stadium with 50 percent capacity, with requirements being fully vaccinated and having a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours.

However, this is not the final decision, since Hanoi People’s Committee hasn’t made the official announcement.

VFF still hopes that with the current situation, as the pandemic is well-controlled in Hanoi and services are reopened, city authorities would allow fans into the stadium.

"Fans are considered ‘the 12th player’ and they can help the team play better. Of six teams in group B, four teams have allowed spectators in their home games," a VFF representative said.

Vietnam are at the bottom of group B after losing all four matches so far. The team will play Japan on Nov. 11 and Saudi Arabia five days later.

 

Source: VNE

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Tourism firm director arrested over pandemic flight scandal

A tourism company director was arrested Thursday to be investigated for bribery in a Covid-19 repatriation flight scandal.

» US to transfer 12 trainer aircraft to Vietnam in 2024-2027

A U.S. Air Force general said Friday that the U.S. will transfer 12 T-6 trainer aircraft to Vietnam between 2024 and 2027.

» Hopeless obese Vietnamese find surgery only solution

Minh Vu followed a rigorous diet, went to the gym, and walked dozens of kilometers a day. But he still weighed 120–140 kg and needed cardiac surgery due to...