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Văn Hậu to miss rest of World Cup Qualifiers due to injury

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Việt Nam national team manager Park Hang-seo (right) will be without defender Đoàn Văn Hậu for the remainder of the qualifying campaign. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

HÀ NỘI — National team defender Đoàn Văn Hậu has been ruled out of the remaining World Cup qualifiers through injury. 

His club, Hà Nội FC, says he has had a recurrence of a knee injury and requires surgery. He is expected to be unavailable for the next five months. 

His team is currently applying for a visa to send him to South Korea for surgery.

According to doctors specialising in musculoskeletal and joint problems, the full extent of Hậu’s injury was not accurately assessed in the past.

“It is the failure to accurately detect the injury that has resulted in the injury not being treated completely and being prolonged,” said one of the doctors.

“This is also the reason for the hasty mentality in using him in training and matches.”

The 22-year-old left back has been injured since playing for the club in September 2020 and had to undergo surgery before.

In June 2021, after recovering from the surgery, Hậu was called up to the national team to play the last three matches of the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers, leading to the relapse.

Before the matches against Saudi Arabia and Australia in the third qualifying round, coach Park still added Hậu to the team but had to return him to the club following his injury.

Hậu has always been a key player in Coach Park’s team, but the Hà Nội FC defender won’t be able to play for the remainder of the qualifying campaign.

Defender Nguyễn Thành Chung is also unlikely to feature in the game against China on October 7.

The Hà Nội’s player has not completely recovered from a muscle injury but still played in the 1-3 loss to Saudi Arabia due to the injuries of centre back Bùi Tiến Dũng and Trần Đình Trọng.

Returning to Mỹ Đình stadium, Chung also featured in the loss to Australia on September 7. After this match, the 24-year-old suffered a muscle tear and will need at least a month to recover.

In the 2022 World Cup third-round qualification, Việt Nam are still to win a point after two matches and are only above the bottom team China in group B thanks to a better goal difference.

The two teams will meet in the UAE as China is not prioritised by the government in terms of isolation time, leading the match to be play at a neutral venue. —

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Vietnamese actress to play in Hollywood movie “The Continental”

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Actress Nhung Kate will travel to Hungary to act in “The Continental”, a prequel to the John Wick series.

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Actress Nhung Kate.

According to Variety, the cast of “The Continental” series, a John Wick prequel, has just been announced, with the main roles for Mel Gibson, Colin Woodell… Other stars include Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada, Ben Robson and Nhung Kate.

In the series about the criminal world, Nhung Kate’s character is a killer named Yen.

Nhung Kate officially confirmed the information on her personal page on October 20. “I’m very happy to share with you: Nhung will be playing in The Continental project, a prequel to Keanu Reeves’ John Wick series. The Continental will be a TV series about a special three-night event, produced by Lionsgate Television for Starz”.

Filming of this movie will begin in November in Budapest, Hungary.

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 Nhung Kate and her boyfriend Johnny Tri Nguyen. 

Nhung Kate noted the fate that helped her get there started three years ago. After watching a film she starred in, director Oliver Stone contacted her management company in the United States to invite her to act. That project was postponed, but she stayed in touch with the company, encouraged by them to develop her acting skills. A few months ago she got invitations to participate in the new project. After filming a few scenes for the audition, she was accepted. The actress has been practicing martial arts for the past two years. Her boyfriend, actor Johnny Tri Nguyen, who is also a kungfu master, helps her practice English and martial arts.

Nhung Kate was born in 1989 in Hai Phong. She studied acting at Hanoi Art College. She starred in many films such as: Grandma doesn’t like to eat pizza, The secret of the golden triangle, Soul capture, Super thief, Cho Lon Dust, The Housemaid, Bitcoin Heist and Three. Her role in The Maid earned her nominations at the Blue Star Award and the Vietnam Film Festival, as well as the Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival.

According to Deadline, ‘The Continental’ will explore the origin behind the hotel-for-assassins, which increasingly has become the centerpiece of the John Wick universe. This will be accomplished through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott (Woodell), who is dragged into the Hell-scape of a 1975 New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind.

The John Wick trilogy has grossed almost $600 million worldwide. The films have been scripted by Derek Kolstad and directed by Chad Stahelski. John Wick: Chapter Four is currently shooting in Germany, France and Japan with Reeves reprising his assassin character.

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My Dinh Stadium allowed to welcome 30 pct of viewers for Vietnam’s matches in World Cup qualifiers

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My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi will be open at 30 percent of its capacity when Vietnam host Japan and Saudi Arabia in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

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Football fans in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)

My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi will be open at 30 percent of its capacity when Vietnam host Japan and Saudi Arabia in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

The People’s Committee of Hanoi has approved a plan on the organisation of the matches, announced the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) on October 21.

The two games will take place on November 11 and five days later, respectively. 

To be eligible for entering the stadium, spectators must be fully vaccinated with the second shot being injected at least 14 days or recover from COVID-19 within six months; test negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 within 72 hours before kick-off; and follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message. 

Vietnam have yet to collect any points after four matches and are at the bottom of Group B of the final qualifying round, which they played for the first time ever.
 
Vietnam are of the same group with Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China and Oman./.

Source: VNA

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Pianist Dang Thai Son’s student comes first at int’l Chopin piano competition

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Canadian pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Li, student of renowned Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son, has won the first prize at the 18th Chopin piano competition in Warsaw, Poland, which is considered the world’s most prestigious music awards.

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Canadian pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Li (Photo courtesy of Chopin Institute).

Canadian pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Li, student of renowned Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son, has won the first prize at the 18th Chopin piano competition in Warsaw, Poland, which is considered the world’s most prestigious music awards.

Another student of Son, JJ Bui, won the 6th prize.

Son, who himself was the first Asian to win first prize and the gold medal at the same competition in 1980, expressed his pride on his students’ achievements on Facebook. The Vietnamese pianist is now teaching at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the US.

Held every five years since 1927, the Chopin competition would normally have been held last year, but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s competition, held from October 2-23, drew 87 pianists from 18 nations across the globe, including 22 from China, 16 from Poland and 14 from Japan.

Broadcast live on YouTube and via a bespoke mobile app, the contest attracted record online interest. Some 70,000 people watched the result streamed online./.

Source: VNA

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