SPORTS IN BRIEF 24/4

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SPORTS IN BRIEF 24/4

VN face Indonesia in regional futsal

Viet Nam will take on Indonesia in the semi-finals at the 2012 ASEAN Futsal Championships being held in Bangkok, Thailand. Indonesia finished second in Group B behind Thailand.

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Viet Nam yesterday, April 23, crushed Malaysia 7-2 in the last match of Group A to take the top place in the group with a maximum of 12 points after four matches. Previously, the team, coached by Italian coach Sergio Gargelli, easily beat the Philippines 6-1 in the opener, Myanmar 3-0 in the second match and Cambodia 4-1 in the third match.

Malaysia will face the Group B winner, Thailand, in the other semifinal match.

Coach Francisco Vital to return to VN

Portugal's Francisco Vital has replaced Tran Cong Minh as the head coach of Dong Tam Long An until the end of the 2012 V-League season.

According to managing director Vo Thanh Nhiem, Vital's long term future would be dependent on the team's results.

Coach Vital said he was happy to be back in Viet Nam and was looking forward to the challenge. He added that although a lot had changed in club and Vietnamese football, he believed his experience would be useful.

Vital coached Ngan Hang Dong A in the 2002-03 season, but the team only finished ninth and they parted company. At the beginning of 2009, he was appointed head coach of Becamex Binh Duong, but then fired following a string of bad results.

Top seed Chen wins F3 Futures

Top seed Chen Ti of Chinese Taipei won the F3 Men's Futures tennis tournament in HCM City after overcoming unseeded Kevin Botti of France in the final on Sunday.

Chen beat Botti 7-5, 6-2 at the Phu Tho Tennis Club in District 11 to win the men's singles title.

In the doubles final, Thai duo Weerapat Doakmaiklee and Kittiphong Wachiramanowong defeated German pair Dominik Schulz and Maximilian Wilde 6-4, 6-2 to win the doubles event.

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