On the afternoon of June 20, the opening ceremony of the National U19 Tournament Final Round was officially held on the main field of PVF Academy.
Huynh Minh Doan (no.3) and his teammates missed many opportunities and had to accept a 0-0 draw against U19 Hoang Anh Gia Lai 1.
In recent years, National U19 Tournament has usually been held in the spring, in March. Due to the Covid 19 epidemic, all football activities have to be delayed by almost 3 months this year. Yesterday, during the summer days of mid-June, PVF Academy and the province of Hung Yen welcomed the 8 young teams with supervisors and referees from June 19 to 28.
Ly Trung Hieu (no. 20) had a good game, he brought a penalty to U19 PVF and did a lot of sprinting on the right wing.
The PVF Center is located in the hamlet of So Dong, Long Hung commune, Van Giang district, Hung Yen province with a total area of nearly 22 hectares, built according to international standards, including: a modern training ground and stadium; a combination of scientific sports equipment and a specialized health care system; well-equipped dormitory.
With modern facilities and a professional management system, PVF has become a reliable address for Vietnamese clubs, national teams and tournaments to organize training and competitions.
There are 7 stadiums, in which the main stadium has a seating area of 3,600 seats, ensuring the best playing conditions and six standardized 11v11 training fields with a FIFA Quality Pro certified grass surface. PVF also has a 360s simulator system and a PlayerTek device to monitor players performance.
From left to right VFF Vice-President Tran Quoc Tuan, VFF President Le Khanh Hai, Vice-president of Hung Yen People’s Committee Nguyen Duy Hung, Ms. Phan Thu Huong, CEO of PVF.
Above all, U19 Vietnam coach Philippie Troussier was at PVF Academy this afternoon to observe the U19 Finals and choose players for the U19 team. Mr. Troussier spoke with each member of Organizing Committee, had dinner. He hopes to discover more new young talented players in this Final Round.
Attending the opening ceremony of the U19 National Championship Finals 2020 were Mr. Le Khanh Hai – Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports – President of Vietnam Football Federation; Mr. Nguyen Duy Hung – Vice-president of Hung Yen People’s Committee; Mr. Tran Quoc Tuan – Vice-president of Vietnam Football Federation; Mr. Do Van Kiem, Deputy Director of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Department of Hung Yen; Mr. Le Hoai Anh – Secretary General of Vietnam Football Federation; Mr. Le Khac Hiep – Vice-Chairman of Vingroup; Ms. Phan Thu Huong – Executive Director of VPF; Journalist Nguyen Cong Khe – President of Thanh Nien Media Group JSC, Head of the Organizing Committee; Journalist Dang Thi Phuong Thao – Deputy Editor-in-chief of Thanh Nien newspaper.
The opening day was bustling, the atmosphere was animated by the supporters cheering hard on the stage, the continuous drumming.
There are a lot of supporters.
This is understandable because PVF has a large number of fans who come not only from Hung Yen but also from the surroundings. Hoang Anh Gia Lai club also have many young fans who were there from very early on to encourage Thanh Khoi and his teammates.
Coach of U19 Hoang Anh Gia Lai 1, Guilliame Graechen.
In the stands, the head coach of U19 team of Vietnam Phillippe Troussier and the Technical Director of Vietnam Football Federation, Mr. Jurgen Gede were also present. The two appreciated the tactics of two teams, and constantly expressed regret after missed opportunities.
Coach Mauro Jeromino, U19 PVF
Sometimes, Mr.Troussier raises his hand to express the regret of the missed opportunities of U19 players, especially when Huynh Cong To missed the 11m shoot, the French coach wanted to burst out of place. He sat on the bench and held his head to express his frustration. Mr. Juergen follows the match with attention, even if he always kept a calm face, he could only shrug and laugh, for the number of opportunities missed by the players.
Even without a goal, the opening match was exciting and fun. Many fans hope that these two teams will have a chance to rematch in the final. The match will be a beautiful ending for this U19 Finals if it happens.