V-League's Nam Dinh insures its players' legs

Footballers at Vietnamese V-League club Nam Dinh have had their legs insured for the 2007 season, Thanh Nien newspaper reported. The club signed a contract with PetroVietnam Insurance company to insure the legs of all 87 footballers and coaches from the U17 squad to the senior team. Do Thanh Xuan, director of Nam Dinh sports department, said the insurance will ensure players receive adequate medical treatment in case of injury, up to a maximum of VND50 million (US$3,125). The premium costs are covered by an unnamed club sponsor.

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