Bia Saigon Cup 2023 to kick off in Hà Nội this week

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2023 16:38

Venus Teoh Kim Wei, SABECO's Deputy General Director of Marketing delivered a speech at the press meeting. Photo courtesy of SABECO

VietFootball and Saigon Beer - Alcohol - Beverage Corporation (SABECO), the main sponsor on Tuesday jointly announced the upcoming Bia Saigon Cup 2023 (Vietnam Premier League, VPL-S3) final.

This information was released at a press meeting held in Hà Nội on Tuesday. This exhilarating final is set to take place from August 24-27th, featuring 8 winning teams competing for the national championship.

Since June 2023, VPL-S4 has traversed through north, central and south regions uncovering the strongest teams. In the northern region, where this Seven-A-Side league has flourished for over a decade, the league has attracted many teams with star players. Meanwhile, FC An Biên clinched an early victory in the south after an impressive performance. In the Central Coast and Tây Nguyên region, Hiếu Hoa – Quahaco (Đà Nẵng) made a resounding debut, securing their progress through the qualifiers.

The grand finale will take place at the Hoàng Mai District Culture – Sports Centre, promising exciting and fiery competition from the 8 qualifying teams.  The matches will be broadcast live on Việt Nam Television Cable Company (VTVCab)  channels and platforms. This live broadcast aims to introduce the league to a nationwide audience, while showcasing and promoting the Seven-A-Side format.

Bia Saigon Cup 2023 (VPL-S4) league has continued to capture the hearts of many football lovers and spectators, fueled with fiery passion and sportsmanship of the competing teams across provinces. Notably, 2023 marks the 10 year journey of the development of the Seven-A-Side format in Việt Nam, tracing back the inaugural Hanoi Premier League (HPL) which was held in 2013 which then expanded to national level competition, known as Việt Nam Premium League (VPL).  In 2022, VPL has officially changed its name to the National 7-A-Side Football Championship to Bia Saigon Cup and following the success of the league, Bia Saigon has committed to extend its sponsorship as title sponsor for another two years.

The league has garnered substantial support and collaboration from Việt Nam Sports Administration and Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism and many honorable partners. The seven-players football format has consistently served as one of the most unique and exhilarating platforms for Vietnamese football aficionados, allowing them to showcase their passion, talent and skills in the realm of Việt Nam King of Sports.

The VPL- S3 and S4 seasons have yielded profoundly positive impacts, attracting not only amateur and professional Seven-A-Side football teams, but also resonating with the broader community of football lovers and enthusiasts across the country. — VNS

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