Italian World Cup-winning football captain Fabio Cannavaro will watch the Super League second round match between HAGL and Saigon FC at Ho Chi Minh City's Thong Nhat Stadium Saturday.
The former defender, who led Italy to victory over France in the 2006 World Cup final but was accused of drug charges in 2009 before being cleared, has a packed schedule during his three-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City beginning Friday.
He will arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. as previously planned, attend a press conference in the afternoon, meet young trainees Saturday morning and meet football fans Sunday morning.
During the match between former multiple V-League champions HAGL and Saigon FC, Cannavaro may sit for photos with the two teams, meet the coaching staff and players of the two teams, and comment on the match.
There will be cheerleaders at the match, and famous singer Doan Trang and MC Tran Thanh performing before and during the match.
A group of kylin and dragon dancers will add to the excitement as the country prepares to celebrate Tet, the Lunar New Year.
Youth Union members and students will get free entry to Stand C to see one of football's greatest ever defenders.
Vietnam's topflight football league, which used to be called the V-League, has been renamed the Super League this year.