National Futsal Championship 2020 to feature 12 participating teams

Wednesday, 2020-05-27 16:52:45
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Thai Son Nam Club celebrate lifting their 2019 national futsal trophy. (Photo: VFF)
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NDO – The 2020 National Futsal Championship will kick-start on June 1 in the central province of Khanh Hoa with the participation of 12 teams, as announced by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) at a press briefing on May 26.

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The annual tournament, the second sporting event to be resumed in Vietnam after months of disruption due to COVID-19, will be divided into two stages.

The first stage (qualification), scheduled between June 1-9 in Nha Trang city, will feature competition among six teams, including Sanna Khanh Hoa, Tan Hiep Hung, Cao Bang, Quang Nam, Vietfootball, and Hung Gia Khang Dak Lak. They will compete in a round robin format to decide the top four teams that will progress to the second stage.

Stage 2 will bring together 10 teams, including the top six finishers of the 2019 season and the four best teams from the first stage, who will play in a two-legged round robin tournament to decide the overall champions. The first leg is slated for June 14-July 5 in Nha Trang, and the second between September 5-26 in Ho Chi Minh City.

General view of the press briefing. (Photo: VFF)

The title winners will receive the trophy and VND500 million (US$21,524) and represent Vietnam in the 2020 AFC Futsal Club Championships, while the runners-up will be awarded VND200 million and compete in the 2020 AFF Futsal Club Championships. The third-placed team will take a cash prize of VND100 million.

In addition, the organising committee will present the fair-play prize worth VND40 million, and three VND15 million packages to the most valuable player, the top scorer and the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

The ten teams in Stage 2 of the national championship will also compete in the 2020 National Futsal Cup from October 5 to 20 in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

At the press briefing, HDBank was named as the official sponsor of Vietnam’s futsal tournaments in 2020.