VFF plans to send the Vietnam national team to Spain for a friendly match

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), led by Chairman Tran Quoc Tuan, recently concluded a productive five-day visit to Madrid, Spain, marking a significant step in strengthening football relations between Vietnam and one of the world’s premier football nations. The delegation met with Javier Tebas, the President of LaLiga, to discuss future cooperation opportunities that promise to enrich Vietnamese football on multiple fronts.

During their stay, the VFF explored LaLiga’s ongoing projects and operations, gaining insights into its youth development programs through the LaLiga Academy, women’s football initiatives, and the overall organization of the Spanish league. These discussions were aimed at adopting best practices to enhance the professional and youth football landscape in Vietnam.

A highlight of the visit was the agreement to send Vietnamese national men’s and women’s teams to Spain for training and to play friendly matches. This plan is part of a broader strategy to expose Vietnamese players to high-level international football, which will aid in their development and competitive preparedness.

VFF delegation at the La Liga headquarters (Photo: VFF)

Moreover, the VFF delegation toured several LaLiga clubs, including Getafe and Atletico Madrid, where they learned about club management and operations. They also visited the ESC LALIGA & NBA youth sports center and attended a LaLiga match between Atletico Madrid and Girona, providing them with a firsthand experience of the vibrancy and professionalism of Spanish football.

This visit follows the initial steps taken in January 2024 when VFF and LaLiga organized a youth football coaching seminar in Hanoi, delivered by experts from the LaLiga Academy. The seminar catered to 41 Vietnamese coaches, emphasizing skill development and tactical knowledge.

The trip also included a courtesy visit to Fernando Molinero, the General Director of Spain’s Higher Council for Sport. Discussions with Molinero explored the possibility of broadening this cooperation beyond football to other sports, reinforcing the mutual benefits of this international partnership.

The memorandum of understanding between VFF and LaLiga, set to run until June 2026, underscores a shared commitment to fostering professional and youth football in Vietnam. This collaboration is poised to launch a new era of sporting excellence and international sporting cooperation for Vietnam, leveraging LaLiga’s extensive expertise and resources.

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