Wednesday, 03/10/2018 09:21

Juventus academy to train young Vietnamese footballers

Sixty junior players have been selected from across the country to train at the Juventus Academy Viet Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Du
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — The national football team is hoping for fresh talents to emerge from the new Juventus Academy Viet Nam which has been opened in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Sixty junior players under the age of 13 have been selected from across the country to train at the academy from five to seven years.

“Under the guidance of Juventus experts, the players could end up playing for Italian clubs, domestic teams and the national team,” said former Viet Nam national team head coach Nguyen Huu Thang.

According to Thang, who is chairman of HCM City Club, Viet Nam needs more football institutes like the HAGL-Arsenal JMG Football Institute to develop the game.

Addressing the debut launch of the Juventus Academy Viet Nam in HCM City, former World Cup winner and legendary Juventus striker David Trezeguet said he hoped that the academy would provide professional training and life skills, while nurturing Vietnamese students’ passion for football.

Located in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the academy is equipped with modern facilities, promising to offer young players training methods of European standards with the involvement of professional trainers from the Turin-based team. — VNS


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