Vietnam's HAGL to England for three friendlies

Vietnamese professsional team Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) will travel to England next month to take on junior teams of three Premier League clubs in friendly matches, state media reported on Friday. HAGL, which finished fourth in this season's V-League, will face Arsenal on 13 December, Charlton Athletic on 16 December and Tottenham Hotspur on 21 December. The club's chairman visited London last month to discuss commercial deals with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, in which HAGL would promote the clubs in Vietnam in return for Premier League coaches training their players.