VFF Cup

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VFF Cup
Organising body VFF
Founded 19 August 2004
Region Vietnam
Number of teams 4
Current champions  Vietnam U-23
(3rd title)
Most successful team(s)  Vietnam U-23
(3 titles)

The Vietnam Football Federation Cup or VFF Cup was an annual football tournament organised in Vietnam. Every year the tournament is held at the Mỹ Đình National Stadium in Hanoi with other foreign participants are either club teams or national teams, while the host remain to use their own national team.

History[edit]

It was played from 19 August 2004 until 2011 and known firstly as Agribank Cup as a replacement to the Vietnam Independence Cup.[1] In 2008, it was renamed due to the withdrawal of the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) as the main sponsor.[2] In 2012, Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) announced that the competition would no longer be played.[3] It was then revived again in 2018 as Vinaphone Cup following the new sponsorship from Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT).

Summary[edit]

Year
Winner Second Place Third Place Fourth Place
2004
Details
Portugal
Porto B

Vietnam
Brazil
Santa Cruz

Thailand XI
2005
Details

Vietnam U-23

Thailand U-23

Japan U-20

Malaysia U-23
2006
Details

Thailand

Vietnam

New Zealand A

Bahrain U-21
2007
Details

Uzbekistan U-23

Finland U-23

Vietnam U-23

Zimbabwe U-23
2008
Details

Thailand

Vietnam

North Korea
N/A
2009
Details

Vietnam U-23

China U-23

Thailand U-23

Singapore U-23
2010
Details

North Korea

Singapore

South Korea University Selection

Vietnam
2011
Details

Uzbekistan U-23

Vietnam U-23

Malaysia U-23

Myanmar U-23
2012
Details

South Korea University Selection

Turkmenistan

Vietnam

Laos
2018
Details

Vietnam U-23

Palestine U-23

Uzbekistan U-23

Oman U-23

2004 Results[edit]

For the first edition of the Agribank Cup Vietnam hosted the Porto Reserve team from Portugal, Santa Cruz F.C. from Brazil and the Thailand XI selection team, consisting of players from the Thailand Premier League. For this tournament the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) refused to send one of its national teams to take part, instead they sent a 'Selection Team' after the VFF insisted on Thailand's participation.[4] The tournament lasted four days from 22 to 26 September 2004. The guest team from Portugal won the Agribank Cup after three consecutive victories and was awarded $30,000, host nation Vietnam was awarded $20,000 finishing as runners up and Santa Cruz pocketed $5,000 finishing third.[1]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Porto B 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
 Vietnam 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Santa Cruz 3 1 0 2 5 2 +3 3
 Thailand XI 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
22 September 2004
Porto B Portugal 1 – 0 Brazil Santa Cruz Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
22 September 2004
Vietnam Vietnam 2 – 1 Thailand Thailand XI Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
24 September 2004
Porto B Portugal 1 – 0 Thailand Thailand XI Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
24 September 2004
Vietnam Vietnam 1 – 0 Brazil Santa Cruz Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
26 September 2004
Santa Cruz Brazil 5 – 0 Thailand Thailand XI Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
26 September 2004
Vietnam Vietnam 1 – 2 Portugal Porto B Mỹ Đình Stadium Details

2005 Results[edit]

For the second tournament host nation Vietnam entered its under-23 team to compete against Olympic teams from Japan, Malaysia and Thailand.[5] The tournament lasted from 26 to 30 October 2005. Following three consecutive victories Vietnam's under-23 team clinched the Agribank Cup with $40,000 in prize money, while Thailand and Japan took home $20,000 each after finishing second and third place respectively.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Vietnam U-23 3 3 0 0 5 2 +3 9
 Thailand U-23 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Japan U-20 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 3
 Malaysia U-23 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
26 October 2005
Thailand U-23 Thailand 2 – 0 Japan Japan U-20 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
26 October 2005
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 1 – 0 Malaysia Malaysia U-23 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
28 October 2005
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 2 – 1 Thailand Thailand U-23 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
28 October 2005
Japan U-20 Japan 4 – 0 Malaysia Malaysia U-23 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
30 October 2005
Thailand U-23 Thailand 1 – 0 Malaysia Malaysia U-23 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
30 October 2005
Japan U-20 Japan 1 – 2 Vietnam Vietnam U-23 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details

2006 Results[edit]

The third edition of the Agribank Cup lasted from 25 to 29 October 2006. The VFF initially invited teams from Bahrain, Iceland and Thailand to participate in the tournament, but due to Iceland's withdrawal a team from New Zealand was invited to fill the void instead.[6]

For this tournament host nation Vietnam and Thailand both entered a near full-strength team, New Zealand sent the B-team called New Zealand "A", while Bahrain used their under-21 squad.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Thailand 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Vietnam 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 New Zealand A 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
 Bahrain U-21 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
25 October 2006
Thailand Thailand 3 – 0 Bahrain Bahrain U-21 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
25 October 2006
Vietnam Vietnam 1 – 0 New Zealand New Zealand A Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
27 October 2006
Thailand Thailand 1 – 0 New Zealand New Zealand A Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
27 October 2006
Vietnam Vietnam 2 – 0 Bahrain Bahrain U-21 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
29 October 2006
Bahrain U-21 Bahrain 0 – 1 New Zealand New Zealand A Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
29 October 2006
Vietnam Vietnam 2 – 2 Thailand Thailand Mỹ Đình Stadium Details

2007 Results[edit]

From 1 to 5 November 2007, under-23 teams from Finland, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe were invited to compete against host nation Vietnam in the tournament. The tournament winner was awarded US$40,000 in prize money, US$20,000 for the runners-up and US$10,000 for the third-place team.

Thailand withdrew from the tournament to focus on the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. To fill the void the VFF invited Zimbabwe to replace Thailand.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Uzbekistan U-23 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Finland U-23 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Vietnam U-23 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 Zimbabwe U-23 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
1 November 2007
Zimbabwe U-23 Zimbabwe 2 – 3 Finland Finland U-23 16:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
1 November 2007
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 1 – 2 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U-23 18:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
3 November 2007
Finland U-23 Finland 0 – 2 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U-23 16:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
3 November 2007
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 2 – 0 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe U-23 18:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
5 November 2007
Zimbabwe U-23 Zimbabwe 1 – 1 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U-23 16:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
5 November 2007
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 1 – 2 Finland Finland U-23 18:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details

2008 Results[edit]

In 2008, the tournament was renamed as the T&T Cup due to changes in sponsorship. The tournament lasted from 28 October to 1 November 2008. Initially Vietnam invited national teams from North Korea, Thailand and Uzbekistan to participate in this football tournament. On 26 October the Uzbekistan Football Federation (UFF) informed tournament organisers that they won't be attending the tournament, after sending a list of twenty-five players, so only three national teams competed for this year's T&T Cup.[7] On 1 November, the match between host nation Vietnam and Thailand was postponed due to heavy rain.[8] The match resumed on 16 November 2008, with Thailand winning the tournament following a 2–2 draw with Vietnam.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Thailand 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
 Vietnam 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
 North Korea 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
28 October 2008
Thailand Thailand 1 – 0 North Korea North Korea 19:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
30 October 2008
North Korea North Korea 0 – 0 Vietnam Vietnam 19:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
16 November 2008
Vietnam Vietnam 2 – 2 Thailand Thailand 19:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details

2009 Results[edit]

For the sixth edition of this tournament, the VFF agreed to a sponsorship deal with Smart Door. Hence the 2009 competition was known as the VFF Smart Door Cup. The tournament lasted from 5 to 9 November 2009. Under-23 Olympic teams from China, Singapore and Thailand were the main competitors in the tournament, against host nation Vietnam.[9] For this edition of the tournament, Vietnam's U23 squad won the VFF Cup for the second time following their 3–1 victory over China.[10]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Vietnam U-23 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 China U-23 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Thailand U-23 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Singapore U-23 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
5 November 2009
China U-23 China 2 – 2 Thailand Thailand U-23 16:40 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
5 November 2009
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 1 – 0 Singapore Singapore U-23 20:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
7 November 2009
Thailand U-23 Thailand 1 – 1 Singapore Singapore U-23 17:50 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
7 November 2009
China U-23 China 1 – 3 Vietnam Vietnam U-23 20:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
9 November 2009
Singapore U-23 Singapore 0 – 2 China China U-23 17:50 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
9 November 2009
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 0 – 0 Thailand Thailand U-23 20:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details

2010 Results[edit]

The 2010 VFF Cup will be mainly sponsored by Son Ha Company to develop football in Vietnam. As of that, this year's competition was named the VFF SonHa Cup. Vietnam Football Federation had invited the national teams of Korea DPR, Singapore, and a South Korean University Selection Team. These team will be competing against the host nation team Vietnam. For this edition of the tournament, Korea DPR squad won the VFF Cup for the first time following their 2–0 victory over Vietnam. Singapore finished second and the South Korean University Selection Team was third.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Korea DPR 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Singapore 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
South Korea University Selection 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Vietnam 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
2 November 2010
Korea DPR North Korea 2 – 1 Singapore Singapore 16:45 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details[permanent dead link]
2 November 2010
Vietnam Vietnam 0 – 2 South Korea South Korean University 19:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium
4 November 2010
South Korean University South Korea 1 – 1 North Korea Korea DPR 17:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium
4 November 2010
Vietnam Vietnam 1 – 1 Singapore Singapore 19:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details[permanent dead link]
6 November 2010
Singapore Singapore 2 – 0 South Korea South Korean University 17:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
6 November 2010
Vietnam Vietnam 0 – 2 North Korea Korea DPR 19:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium

2011 Results[edit]

The 2011 edition of the tournament was known as the VFF-Eximbank Cup. Host nation Vietnam was represented by the Vietnam U-23 team, as they were preparing for the upcoming 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia.[11] Under-23 teams from Malaysia, Myanmar and Uzbekistan were invited to take part in the tournament. On 23 October 2011, the tournament concluded with Uzbekistan winning the tournament for the second time, whereas host nation Vietnam finished as runners-up. The champions were rewarded with $25,000 in prize money, the second-placed team received $10,000 and the third-placed team was rewarded $5,000.[11]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Uzbekistan U-23 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
 Vietnam U-23 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5 5
 Malaysia U-23 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Myanmar U-23 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
19 October 2011
Uzbekistan U-23 Uzbekistan 3 – 1 Malaysia Malaysia U-23 17:00 Mỹ Đình Stadium
19 October 2011
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 5 – 0 Myanmar Myanmar U-23 19:15 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
21 October 2011
Malaysia U-23 Malaysia 2 – 1 Myanmar Myanmar U-23 17:10 Mỹ Đình Stadium
21 October 2011
Uzbekistan U-23 Uzbekistan 1 – 1 Vietnam Vietnam U-23 19:15 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
23 October 2011
Myanmar U-23 Myanmar 1 – 2 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U-23 17:10 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
23 October 2011
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 1 – 1 Malaysia Malaysia U-23 19:15 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details

2012 Results[edit]

The 2012 edition was initially set to be played between hosts Vietnam, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Iran U-22. Iran and North Korea were replaced by Laos and South Korea University Selection on 10 October. The South Korean team is a selection from the University League,[12] but it doesn't include players from the top 32 universities due to a collision with the 2012 University League Championship schedules.[13] Laos themselves replaced the Maldives who initially looked like taking part as replacements for Iran.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
South Korea University Selection 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
 Turkmenistan 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 6
 Vietnam 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
 Laos 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
24 October 2012
Laos Laos 1 – 4 South Korea South Korean University 17:00 Thống Nhất Stadium
24 October 2012
Vietnam Vietnam 0 – 1 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 19:15 Thống Nhất Stadium Details
26 October 2012
South Korean University South Korea 4 – 0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 17:00 Thống Nhất Stadium
26 October 2012
Vietnam Vietnam 4 – 0 Laos Laos 19:00 Thống Nhất Stadium
28 October 2012
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 4 – 2 Laos Laos 17:15 Thống Nhất Stadium
28 October 2012
Vietnam Vietnam 1 – 1 South Korea South Korean University 19:00 Thống Nhất Stadium Details

2018 Results[edit]

VFF invited Olympic teams from Oman, Uzbekistan and Barcelona B to join the tournament. Barcelona B disagreed as they could not collect their best squad. Australia were then called to replace Barcelona B, but they decide to send U-19 team as their U-23 team need to play for clubs in FFA Cup. VFF disagreed with the Australian decision since they only want the U-23 or Olympic team joining the tournament. Finally, VFF contacted Palestinian Football Association (PFA) with the Palestinian agreed to send their U-23 squad to compete.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Vietnam U-23 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Palestine U-23 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Uzbekistan U-23 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 Oman U-23 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
3 August 2018
Uzbekistan U-23 Uzbekistan 0 – 0 Oman Oman U-23 16:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
3 August 2018
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 2 – 1 State of Palestine Palestine U-23 19:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
5 August 2018
Uzbekistan U-23 Uzbekistan 1 – 2 State of Palestine Palestine U-23 16:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
5 August 2018
Oman U-23 Oman 0 – 1 Vietnam Vietnam U-23 19:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
7 August 2018
Palestine U-23 State of Palestine 1 – 1 Oman Oman U-23 16:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details
7 August 2018
Vietnam U-23 Vietnam 1 – 1 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U-23 19:30 Mỹ Đình Stadium Details

Controversy[edit]

Ever since the inauguration of the Agribank football tournament in 2004 there has always been controversies surrounding the organisation of the tournament.[14] The most recurring issue is the lack of quality teams partaking in the tournament; for the first edition of the tournament Thailand sent a 'selection team' consisted of local league players unknown to Vietnamese fans, instead of the national team as requested by the VFF.[14]

Japan and Bahrain both entered their youth teams in the 2005 and 2006 tournaments respectively, and on each occasion the invited teams lacked the quality that was demanded by the organisers.[14] Due to the expressed disappointments of their Vietnamese organisers in 2006, the Bahrain Football Association (BFA) sent a letter stating their reasons for not sending a full-strength team to the tournament.[4] For the 2007 edition of the Agribank Cup, Thailand once again declined an invitation to take part thus Zimbabwe was invited to fill the gap left by Thailand.

Due to the combination of factors, such as the lack of quality teams and the deficiencies of the VFF as the tournament organiser, Agribank announced that it would stop sponsoring the tournament in 2008.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Thailand to compete at T&T; Cup International". Vietnam News Agency. 18 September 2008. Archived from the original on 24 September 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ "End of VFF Cup". ASEAN Football Federation. 20 April 2012. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
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  5. ^ "Only four VN referees work for Agribank Cup". Vietnam Net. 14 October 2005. Archived from the original on 11 January 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
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  8. ^ Bikram Thapa (2 November 2008). "T&T Cup: Thailand-Vietnam Match Rescheduled". Goal.com. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  9. ^ "VFF to host int'l tourney". Voice of Vietnam. 22 October 2009. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Viet Nam win at Smartdoor Cup". Vietnam Net. 9 November 2009. Archived from the original on 17 November 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b "25.000 USD cho đội vô địch" (in Vietnamese). Tuổi Trẻ. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  12. ^ "'The Univ. Selection Team Roster for 2012 VFF Cup" (in Korean). Korea University Football Confederation. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  13. ^ "'2012 U-League Championship : List of Matches" (in Korean). Korea University Football Confederation. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d "Bank stops financing football cup, VFF's deficiencies exposed". Tien Phong. Vietnam Net. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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