• Coach Wenger together with Platini, Barthez, Anelka to represent France in a friendly match with Vietnam
    17:12 | 26/08/2020

    Former French football stars such as Michel Platini, Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Nicolas Anelka, etc. together with ex-coach Arsene Wenger will have a friendly match in Vietnam.

    Coach Arsene Wenger (left)

    Information from the Vietnam Sports Administration under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism: On August 25th in Hanoi, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện received and had a working session with Nicolas Warnery, French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vietnam.

    In the working session, Ambassador Nicolas Warnery expressed that football is a passion of the two nations’ citizens. In recent years, Vietnam and France’s sports have satisfied their fans with high achievements.

    For that reason, France expects to strengthen the cooperation with Vietnam in sports, especially football and particularly in the situation when Vietnam is aiming at World Cup 2022 final round.

    The French side has set up a plan to bring a football team to Vietnam for a friendly match which includes the world former stars such as Michel Platini, Fabien Barthez, Jean Pierre Papin, Marcel Desailly, Nicolas Anelka, etc together with the skillful coach Arsene Wenger.

    This project is carried out with the purpose to enhance the cooperation between France and Vietnam, simultaneously promoting the image of Vietnam’s cultural and traditional richness to the world. Besides, French hopes to impulse and assist Vietnam to develop football through young human resource training and aids for humanitarian funds in Vietnam in young generation education and development. At present, Vietnam football is making efforts to reach the target of overcoming the qualification rounds of World Cup 2022. It is expected that through the cooperation with France, Vietnam football will go further in international competitions.

    Earlier in 2013, coach Arsene Wenger arrived in Vietnam in the 7-1 of Arsenal over Vietnam.

    Source – Bongdaplus.vn

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