Vietnamese football requires specific agenda for development

Wednesday, 2017-12-20 11:23:50
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam speaks at the conference (photo: VGP)
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NDO - Vietnam needs to establish a specific agenda in accordance with international football laws to develop a fair, honest and accurate football industry, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

The Deputy PM made the remarks at a conference to review the national strategy of developing Vietnamese football by 2020, with a vision to 2030, which was held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Hanoi, on December 19.

Deputy PM Dam believes that Vietnamese football has seen positive changes in many aspects but has also shown a lot of inadequacies in school football, the training of young players, football violence, and negative behaviour both inside and outside the football stadium.

At the conference, participants also pointed out a number of shortcomings in the national football, including the indifference to women's football, difficulties in the management of football facilities, and the unprofessionalism of national football.

The Deputy PM requested football managers and players to eliminate the things that are going against the world rules and at the same time, say no to negative behaviour.

He also proposed the organisation of a dialogue in the first half of January 2018 so that football fans and stakeholders can contribute their ideas for the development of Vietnamese football.

The Deputy PM stated that more efforts is needed to promote the huge potential of Vietnamese football, while emphasising the importance of building a fair and clean football industry to win the support from the public.