- National second division 2014: 4 promoted teams14:18 | 12/03/2014
In the morning of March 10th, meeting to proclaim regulation and schedule draw of second national division 2014 was hold by Vietnam football federation ( VFF) in Thong Nhat stadium.
There are 17 teams and they will be divided into 4 groups. Group A include: Cong An Nhan Dan, Nam Dinh, Vincem Hai Phong, Viettel. Group B includes: Binh Thuan, Kon Tum, Lam Dong, Phu Yen and V&V United; Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, Long An, Thanh Nien Sai Gon belong to group C; Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Tien Giang, Vinh Long stay in group D. All will compete in round with two legs then two best teams will be chosen into finals. In final round, 8 teams will play knock out matches. 4 remained teams will have chances to play in first division next year. These teams will be also arranged as the top of second division,and receive 30 million VND. According to VFF, because TDC Binh Duong withdrew from competition, there won’t be relegated team this year. Since 2014, organizers will issue player card in order to digitize players list.
According to schedule, games will take place from April 2nd to May 12th. Final round happens from May 19th to May 20th.
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