Thursday, May 24, 2007

VFF slaps stadium ban on V-League Saigon Ports

The Vietnam Football Federation has announced a stadium ban and a pecuniary fine of VND30 million (US$1,900) against V-League club Saigon Port for its failure to contain fan rioting in a match last Sunday at the Seventh Military Zone stadium. The riot cause play to be stopped in the 66th minute of the 12th round match with Thanh Hoa.

The VFF ruled that the remaining 24 minutes of the game, which Saigon Port was leading 2-0, must be played on 1 June at Da Nang’s Chi Lang stadium. Saigon Port has also been banned from hosting Danang on 9 June.

Earlier this year Thanh Hoa was ruled to have suffered a 3-0 defeat in the sixth round in April after its home fans encroached upon the pitch, forcing a delay in the game with Danang for almost an hour, Thanh Nien noted.


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