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Hanoi FC grind out HAGL to put pressure on leaders Viettel

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Reigning champions Hanoi FC cruised to a resounding 4-0 away win over Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) on October 15, sending them to third on the V.League 1 table, just two points behind leaders Viettel FC and one adrift of second-placed Saigon FC.

Hanoi FC grind out HAGL to put pressure on leaders Viettel
Reigning champions Hanoi FC are accelerating their pace in the sprint stage of the 2020 title race.

Viet Anh headed home a first-half opener for the visitors and added a second after the break before Rimario and Omar got on the scoresheet to earn Chu Dinh Nghiem’s side a much-needed victory.

It was HAGL who created the first opportunity to score during the match, with Chevaughn Walsh making use of centre back Thanh Chung’s mistake to skew a volley which was unexpectedly blocked by keeper Tan Truong. Not long after, the hosts successfully placed the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was denied by referee Hoang Thanh Binh due to an offside call.

After surviving those two scares, Hanoi FC suddenly broke the deadlock in the 24th minute with Viet Anh firing a header into the net from a corner-kick situation.

Inspired by the goal, the title holders proactively put up their offensive pressure in the second half. They took advantage of HAGL’s lapses in defensive to add three more goals thanks to Rimario (72’), Viet Anh (88’) and Omar (90’+1).

The well-deserved triumph has lifted Hanoi FC to third with 26 points, keeping their title hopes alive with five matches in hand.

Meanwhile, the bitter loss continues to extend HAGL’s sad days in their encounters against Hanoi’s representatives. They were beaten 0-3 by Hanoi FC at Hang Day Stadium in June. Most recently, Nguyen Van Dan’s troops succumbed to a 1-4 defeat against another Hanoi-based team Viettel FC in the opening round of V.League 1’s phase 2 a few days ago.

Thanh Hoa FC successfully safeguarded their V.League place next season with three games in hand after beating bottom-placed Quang Nam FC 2-1 on Thursday, thus moving 10 points clear of the opponents.

Nam Dinh FC continued to keep their hopes of escaping relegation alive by edging out SHB Da Nang 1-0 to stay eight points clear of bottom. Meanwhile, Quang Ninh Coal were held to a 1-1 draw by V.League 1 newbies Hong Linh Ha Tinh.

The second matchday of V.League 1’s phase 2 will wrap up today (October 16) with a clash between Song Lam Nghe An and Hai Phong FC. NDO

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/entertainment-sports/hanoi-fc-grind-out-hagl-to-put-pressure-on-leaders-viettel-681789.html

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Vietnam not to join French football tournament

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The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has refused to allow the U22 team to take part in the Toulon Tournament in France.

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has refused to allow the U22 team to take part in the Toulon Tournament in France.

The tournament is scheduled to be held in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France from December 23 to January 7 next year.

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Earlier, VFF agreed to send the U22 team to France to attend the friendly tournament at the invitation of the French Football Federation. Coach Park Hang-seo has the right to lead the team to the tournament or give it to his assistants.

However, to date, the Covid-19 pandemic in many countries in the world has remained complicated, so the cancellation is aimed to ensure safety for the team.

Instead, the squad and Coach Park Hang Seo will gather for domestic training to prepare for coming tournaments, including the qualifying round of the 2021 AFC U23 Championship and 2021 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31).

The Toulon Tournament is considered a miniature World Cup for young teams and the likes of France’s Thierry Henry, Portugal’s Manuel Rui Costa and England’s Alan Shearer have all played there in the past.

The 12 teams will be divided into three groups, competing in a round-robin format to choose three group winners and the best second-placed team to enter the semi-finals.

Previously, the tournament was expected to take place in June but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was delayed until the end of the year. Dtinews

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/entertainment-sports/vietnam-not-to-join-french-football-tournament-683946.html

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Portraits of Vietnam’s well-known artists on display

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A collection of portraits of 51 well-known 20th century Vietnamese artists and intellectuals will be on display at Mai House Saigon on October 28.

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A portrait of late musician Trinh Cong Son by artist Tran The Vinh. — Photo courtesy of the artist

All the oil paintings were created by artist Tran The Vinh, a graduate of Hue Fine Arts University.

The portraits feature late composers Van Cao and Trinh Cong Son, and late poets Bui Giang and Hoang Cam, and Vinh’s teacher, artist Vinh Phoi.

The collection also highlights Vietnam’s top intellectuals such as philosopher Tran Duc Thao, writer and linguist Nguyen Hien Le, scholar Phan Khoi, and journalist Nguyen Huu Dang.

The 34-year-old artist spent two years (2018-19) completing his collection.

“I admire the artists’ lives and careers. Apart from my teacher, artist Vinh Phoi, I had never met other artists. I learned about them through their works and documents, and used my admiration and feeling to create their portraits,” Vinh said.  

Portraits of Vietnam's well-known artists on display
Portraits of late poets Bui Giang (L) and Hoang Cam by artist Tran The Vinh. — Photo courtesy of the artist

All of the portraits are featured in a photo book titled Vong (Amiration), released on October 22 by the Writers’ Association Publishing House.

The 116-page book includes Vinh’s descriptions of the artists.

Vinh, a native of Quang Tri Province, took part in several group exhibitions in Hue from 2005-2010. 

In 2010, he moved to HCM City and his works were presented several times at Tu Do Gallery.

He began creating portraits from 2013 and won the special prize from the 2013 Dogma Prize, an art award for self-portraits, in the same year.

In 2016, Vinh introduced his solo exhibition Bắt Đầu Từ Đâu (Where I Started) featuring portraits of himself.

The exhibition will close on November 1. The venue is at 1 Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street in District 3.  VNS

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Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO

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Preserving heritage is now the top priority of UNESCO and countries having globally-recognised heritage, including Vietnam.

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The Complex of Hue Monuments has been recognised as World Cultural Heritage since December 11, 1993. Photos: VNA
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
Non Nuoc Cao Bang received the global geopark status from the UNESCO in 2018. 
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
Ha Long (literally Descending Dragon) Bay, one of the most renowned tourist destinations in Vietnam, is a UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage.
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
Don Ca Tai Tu (amateur music) from southern Vietnam was officially recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on December 5, 2013.
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO

Hoi An ancient town in Quang Nam province was recognised as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in December, 1999.

Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
Giong festival, among 8,000 festivals held annually in Vietnam, was recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 16, 2010. Photos: VNA
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
My Son Towers Relic Site in Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province was recognised as World Cultural Heritage in December 1999.
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
UNESCO recognised Vietnam’s Hung Kings worshiping ritual in Phu Tho province as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage of humanity on December 6, 2012.
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
Hue Royal Court Music received UNESCO’s recognition of intangible and oral cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2003 and then became Vietnam’s first-ever UNESCO-recognised Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
Quan ho (love duet) folk singing was recognised by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on September 30, 2009.
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
The cultural space of the gongs in the Central Highlands of Vietnam was recognised by UNESCO as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2005 and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.
Vietnamese heritage recognised by UNESCO
Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 23, 2014. Photos: VNA

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