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V.League 1 likely to return in late May

The V.League 1 could be back in May, if the COVID-19 pandemic eases.

Tran Anh Tu, Chairman of the Vietnam Professional Football (VPF), said they are penciling in the third week of next month to restart matches.

No decision has been made if the games will be played behind closed doors once the season resumes.

“The current COVID-19 pandemic is still complicated.Therefore, we still have to wait, based on the situation, then we will have the final solution,” said Tu.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Khanh Hai, who is also President of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) asked the VFF and VPF to meet and recommend the best plans to ensure the safety and health of the players.

Hai said: “I hope that if the situation improves and the tournament will be able to return from the end of May or soon after.”