Hanoi, 22 August 2023 - VietFootball and Saigon Beer - Alcohol - Beverage Corporation (SABECO), the main sponsor have jointly announced the upcoming Bia Saigon Cup 2023 (Vietnam Premier League, VPL-S3) final. This exchilirating final is set to take place from 24th August to 27th August, featuring 8 winnings teams from 3 regional leagues ; North, Central and South competing for the national championship.
Having folded since June 2023, VPL-S4 has traversed through North, Central and South regions uncovering the strongest teams. In the North region, where this Seven-A-Side league has flourished for over a decade,the league has attracted many teams with star players. Meanwhile, FC An Bien clinched a early victory in South region after an impressive performance. In the Central Coast and Tay Nguyen region, Hieu Hoa – Quahaco (Da Nang) made a resounding debut, securing their progress through the qualifiers.
The grand finale will take place at the Hoang Mai District Culture – Sports Center, promising exciting and fiery competition from the 8 qualiftying teams. The matches will be broadcasted live on Vietnam Television Cable Company (VTVCab) channels and platforms. This live broadcast aims to introduce the league to a nationwide audience, while showcasing and promoting the Seven-A-Side format.
Bia Saigon Cup 2023 (VPL-S4) league has continued to capture the hearts of many football lovers and spectators, fueled with fiery passion and sportsmanship of the competing teams across provinces. Notably year of 2023 marks the 10 year journey of development of the Seven-A-Side format in Vietnam, tracing back the inaugral Hanoi Premier League (HPL) which was held in 2013 which then expanded to national level competition, known as Vietnam Premium League (VPL). In 2022, VPL has officially changed its name to the National 7-A-Side Football Championship to Bia Saigon Cup and following the success of the league, Bia Saigon has committed to extend its sponsorship as title sponsor for another 2 years.
The league has garnered substantial support and collaboration from Vietnam Sports Administration and Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism and many honorable partners. The seven-players football format has consistently served as as one of the most unique and exhilarating platform for Vietnamese football aficionados, allowing them to showcase their passion, talent and skills in the realm of Vietnam King of Sports.
The VPL- S3 and S4 seasons have yielded profoundly positive impacts, attracting not only amateur and professional Seven-A-Side football teams, but also resonating with the broader community of football lovers and enthusiants across the country.