(Country) – The Executive Board of VFF had a meeting this afternoon (August 21) related to the organization of the V.League and the National First League 2021.
After consulting the clubs representing the two tournaments, VFF president Le Khanh Hai proposed the policy of stopping V.League 2021. Meanwhile, the National First Division depends on the epidemic situation but needs a plan. Soon.
15/16 members of VFF’s Executive Committee agreed with the proposal of Chairman Le Khanh Hai. The only person absent was Mr. Tran Manh Hung, former chairman of Hai Phong Club.
This decision is to minimize financial losses for clubs during the epidemic period. At the same time, the clubs have time to prepare for the 2022 season.
The VFF Board of Directors assigned the General Secretary of VFF and VPF to schedule a meeting with the clubs early next week before a final decision is made.
Accordingly, the general spirit is that V.League 2021 will stop completely, ending from round 12. VFF and VPF will have to work with clubs on a number of key issues including recognition of champions and relegation based on rankings. current or not; Which team will represent Vietnam in the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup season 2022?
Previously, VFF and VPF agreed on a plan to organize V.League 2021 in February 2022, ending in March 2022. The First Division takes place at the end of 2021.
VPF announced that 11/27 V.League and First Division clubs agreed to the above organization plan. 8 clubs did not agree with the plan but proposed to continue playing. 7 clubs want to cancel the tournament, all 7 clubs are playing in the V.League.
Recently, Chairman Van Tran Hoan, Hai Phong Club reacted and said that VPF does not respect the clubs, and at the same time, V.League should cancel. On the morning of August 21, Hai Phong and Nam Dinh clubs asked VPF to support money during the suspension of the tournament. However, it is highly likely that the tournament will be canceled as the two teams want.
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