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National futsal championship kicks off next week

Trần Anh Tú (white shirt) said at a press meet on Tuesday that this year’s national futsal tournament will feature exciting, highly professional matches. VNS Photo Xuân Đăng

HCM CITY — The National Futsal HDBank Championship 2021 will kick off next Wednesday in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng.

The tournament would be divided into two stages with the participation of 11 teams, organisers said at a press meet on Tuesday.

The first stage of qualifying rounds will take place from June 1 onwards at the Lâm Đồng Gymnasium.

Five teams will participate in the first stage: Cao Bằng, Hưng Gia Khang Đắk Lắk, Quảng Nam, Tân Hiệp Hưng, and Vietfootball. They will compete in a round-robin format and the top four teams will move to the second stage.

The second stage will have the participation of four teams from the first stage and the top six teams from last year’s National Futsal HDBank Championships: Thái Sơn Nam, Sahako, Sanvinest Sanatech Khánh Hòa, Zetbit Sài Gòn FC, Hiếu Hoa Đà Nẵng and Thái Sơn Bắc.

Trần Anh Tú, head of the organising board, said that the tournament is expected to offer viewers exciting, highly professional matches.

The first leg of the second stage will be also held at the Lâm Đồng Gymnasium from June 13 to July 4, while the second leg is expected to take place from November 5 to 26 in Cần Thơ City.

The winner of the tournament will represent Việt Nam at the AFC Futsal Championships 2021.

The tournament is being organised by the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) and Radio the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV). This is the sixth time that VFF has worked with VOV to organise the tournament. VNS

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