PORTAL - Towards the 50th anniversary of establishing Vietnam - Japan diplomatic relations, a friendly match between Becamex Binh Duong and Kawasaki Frontale (Japan) took place on the afternoon of November 20 at Binh Duong Provincial Stadium.
Attending the match, on the side of Japanese leaders, there were Mr. Yamada Takio - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Vietnam; Mr. Watanabe Nobuhiro - Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City.
Mr. Yamada Takio - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Vietnam speaks at the opening ceremony
On the side of Binh Duong province's leaders, there were Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of the National Assembly Deputies; Mr. Mai The Trung - Former Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Minh Duc - former Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Commission for Mass Mobilization of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; Mr. Nguyen Loc Ha - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - the Board of Directors' Chairman of Becamex IDC Corp.
Delegates attend the match
Former leader of Binh Duong province come to cheer for the friendly match at the Provincial Stadium
The friendly match between Becamex Binh Duong and Kawasaki Frontale was held under the auspices of the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, Vietnam Football Federation, People's Committee of Binh Duong province, Becamex IDC Corp together with Government agencies and enterprises of the two countries.
Japanese spectators come to cheer for the match
In a friendly spirit, the match took place in two halves, 90 minutes, without extra time and penalty shootouts. The match attracted a large number of Vietnamese and Japanese spectators to the stadium to cheer. At the end of the friendly match, the Kawasaki Frontale team won with a score of 2-0.
Leaders of Binh Duong and Japan present flowers to the players before the match
Crowds of spectators come to cheer for the match at the Provincial Stadium
Awarding prize to the winning team
In 2023, Vietnam and Japan will celebrate the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. The two countries are working together to build a strategic partnership and achieve results in many areas. In the field of sports, people-to-people exchanges between the two countries are always valued and organized regularly. In addition to matches in international tournaments of the two countries' national teams, football exchanges between clubs, including Becamex Binh Duong and Kawasaki Frontale, have been enhanced, making positive contributions to the friendly relations between the two countries.
In addition to the friendly match, at the Provincial Stadium area, there were also cultural, sports, food and music exchange activities with the participation of artists from the two countries. The activities also attracted a large number of people from Vietnam and Japan to participate.
Delegates participate in food exchanges
Food exchange activities at Provincial Stadium
Reported by Thao Lam- Translated by Thanh Tam