FA silverware on show at Thanh Nien

TN News

Email Print

The silverware of England's Football Association Challenge Cup was brought to the headquarters of the Thanh Nien newspaper in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 Thursday.

The trophy will arrive at HCMC's Tan Son Nhat Airport at 9:30 a.m. accompanied by association members and an ESPN TV crew.

Vietnamese football fans will be able to have their photos taken with the trophy from 10:30 a.m. till 11 a.m. at the airport, organizers said.

The trophy of the FA tournament, which was organized for the first time in 1871-1872, will be taken along the city's main streets before arriving at the Thanh Nien headquarters at 248 Cong Quynh Street at 2:00 p.m.

Readers will be able to see the trophy and have their photos taken at the headquarters, and chat with former Liverpool player Steve Mcmahom, now an ESPN commentator. The 49-year-old Mcmahom is listed among Liverpool's greatest 100 players of all time.

Representatives from the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, vice chairman of Vietnam Football Federation Nguyen Huu Bang, Vietnamese football pundits Nguyen Van Vinh and Tran Van Mui, standing vice chairman of Vietnam's Football Fans' Association Tran Song Hai and Jorge Lopez, global marketing director of soft drink maker AJE Big Cola will be present at the event.

The silverware will also be placed on show at HCMC's Hung Vuong Parkson Plaza tomorrow and the day after (March 26 and 27).

Big Cola will organize several activities for football fans to participate in for some prizes.

The silverware will later continue its Asian tour to Indonesia, Thailand and India.

More Sports News