National Assembly leader praises Vietnam U23

Tuesday, 2018-01-30 07:43:40
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National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Vietnam U23 team
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NDO/VNA - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has complimented Vietnam’s U23 football team on their excellent performance and historic achievements at the Asian championship.

During a meeting with the team in Hanoi on January 29, Chairwoman Ngan said she is proud of the national spirit and strong will that the players showed during the tournament.

She praised the players for their efforts to overcome difficulties to achieve success.

The team performed miracles, touching the hearts of all Vietnamese people, she emphasised.

The parliament speaker also thanked the team’s head coach Park Hang-Seo, expressing her hope that he will make more contributions to Vietnam’s football, as well as to the friendship between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea.

On behalf of the team, captain Luong Xuan Truong promised to make more efforts to develop the country’s football.

Vietnam became the runners-up at the AFC U23 Championship after losing 1-2 to Uzbekistan in the final in Changzhou, China.

Earlier the team defeated Iraq in the quarterfinals and Qatar in the semifinals on penalty shootouts.