Vietnam among 4 candidates to host 2019 Asian Games

Vietnam is one of the four candidates competing in hosting the 2019 Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has confirmed.

OCA says the candidates are Vietnam, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Chinese Taiwan.

It adds that Vietnam’s hosting city is Hanoi. Meanwhile, Indonesia has selected Surabaya City, Chinese Taiwan chose Kaohsiung, and UAE has two cities namely Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

(File) A view of My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam

OCA says it will name the host of the 2019 Asian Games late this year.

In related news, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Feb. 8-9 conducted a fact-finding trip in Hanoi, the venue for the Asian football playoffs to the 2012 London Olympics.

The AFC mission inspected stadiums, hotels and other associated facilities. It concluded that Hanoi was ready for the playoff round, set for March 25 to 31.

In the round, the three competing teams are the runners up from the three third round groups. They will play in a round-robin format. The playoff winners will take on Senegal, which finished fourth in the CAF U23 Championship.

Source: Sai Gon Giai Phong, translated by Quang Tri

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