Monday, 23 October 2017 08:39

The Premier League in Vietnam

There’s an obsession with English Premier League football in Vietnam. Thomas Barrett spends the night with a local arm of the Arsenal Supporters Club to find out what it’s all about.

Published in The Stories
Sunday, 02 August 2015 20:12

When Man City Came to Vietnam

Manchester City played in Hanoi in July 2015

How to create a football fan. And how not to.

Published in Briefings
Friday, 01 August 2014 23:25

Made for Mondays

Monday Night Football is a whole new ball game in Vietnam. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Published in Briefings
Monday, 09 June 2014 21:01

The World Cup Special: The Downside

While most World Cups have been a festival of football and, ahem, a celebration of international comradeship, there have always been moments better forgotten

Published in Leisure
Monday, 09 June 2014 20:46

The World Cup Special

World Cups are entirely predictable, at least until the first game has finished, when people start looking at one another and asking questions. Questions like: Why does the ball always fly out of the stadium when someone kicks it? Where is Senegal? Why did those Scottish players bundle the ball into their own net? How do you pronounce Schillaci?

Published in The Stories
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:31

Saigon Sports Academy

28 Tran Nao, Q2, Tel: (08) 7303 1100

saigonsportsacademy.com

International coaches provide training in soccer, basketball, tennis and swimming for children aged four to 16 years and private lessons for children and adults. Youth soccer league Sundays from 2pm to 6pm in District 7.

Published in Kids Classes & Sports
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:16

When Arsenal Came to Town

Arsenal at My Dinh Stadium

The Vietnamese passion for football came under the spotlight when Arsenal, the first Premier League team to visit Vietnam on a preseason tour, came to play against the national side at My Dinh Stadium last month. Marc Forster-Pert caught the action, photos by Thiep Nguyen

Published in Leisure
Monday, 08 July 2013 07:41

Freddie Ljungberg

Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg

Former Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg was in Ho Chi Minh City last month to promote the Gunners’ upcoming clash with the Vietnamese national team on Jul. 17 in Hanoi. Photo by Alexandre Garel

Published in Last Call
Monday, 08 July 2013 04:43

Freddie in Town as Gunners Ambassador

Former Arsenal great Freddie Ljungberg comes to town

Former Arsenal Invincible Freddie Ljungberg was in Ho Chi Minh City in early June to promote the Gunners’ clash with the Vietnam national team next month in Hanoi.

Published in Briefings
Thursday, 06 June 2013 02:15

Arsenal Rep in Saigon

Former Arsenal great Freddie Ljungberg comes to town

Former Arsenal Invincible Freddie Ljungberg was in Ho Chi Minh City in early June to promote the Gunners’ clash with the Vietnam national team next month in Hanoi.

Published in Features
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