National Super Cup 2020 to kick-start new football season

Wednesday, 2021-01-06 09:51:47
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Both teams show strong determination ahead of their National Super Cup clash. (Photo: VFF)
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NDO – The 2020 National Super Cup match between reigning V.League 1 champions Viettel FC and National Cup holders Hanoi FC will take place at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi on January 9, marking the beginning of a new football season in Vietnam.

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Speaking at a press conference on January 5, Le Xuan Son, Editor-in-chief of Tien Phong Newspaper and co-head of the organising committee, said that this will be the 21st Super Cup game held since its debut in 1999.

If they win the upcoming clash, Viettel FC will lift the trophy for the second time in history, following the supreme victory of their predecessor, The Cong FC, 22 years ago. Meanwhile, Hanoi FC would become four-time champions (after 2010, 2018 and 2019) if they manage to overcome Truong Viet Hoang’s side.

The National Super Cup 2020 trophy. (Photo: VFF)

The total prize fund for this year’s National Super Cup match amounts to more than VND500 million (US$21,660), with VND300 million for the trophy lifters and VND200 million for the other team. In addition, the organising committee will award VND10 million each to the scorer of the first goal and the most valuable player during the match.

Permitted by authorised agencies, the 2020 National Super Cup game will open its doors to around 5,000 fans, with principles on COVID-19 prevention and control ensured in line with the Ministry of Health’s regulations.