Foreign clubs join Vietnam's Bing Duong TV Cup

The sixth Binh Duong Television Cup will kick off in Go Dau Stadium, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam, on Friday, 4 November. The international tournament, recognised by the Asian Football Confederation, features S-League's Tampines Rovers, Chinese League runners-up Xiamen Lanshi and V-League clubs Southern Steel-Sai Gon Port (TMN-CSG) and Binh Duong in Group A and Thailand Electric Power, South Korea's Hyundai Mipo and V-League champion Gach Dong Tam-Long An (GDT-LA) and runners-up Da Nang in Group B. The top two teams from each group will progress to semi-finals.

Vietnamese clubs have won the trophy each year since it was launched by Binh Duong Television in 2000. Sai Gon Port (now TMN-CSG) won in 2000, HCM City Police (now Eastern Asia-Pomina Steel) won in 2001 and Binh Duong claimed back-to-back victories in 2002 and 2003. Last year, GDT-LA took home US$20,000 in prize money after beating South Korea’s Suwon City 3-1 in the final .