28th August 2019

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With Hà Nội's victory last night, City's final fixtures for 2019 have been released:

Nam Định (a) Sunday 15th Sept.

Sài Gòn FC (H) Friday 20th Sept.

HAGL (H) Sunday 6th Oct.

Hải Phòng FC (a) Sat 19th Oct.

The Cup Semi Final against Hà Nội is on Wed 23rd Oct.

25th August 2019


City closed the gap on Championship rivals Hà Nội FC to two points after securing their first ever victory at SVĐ Vinh winning 2-1 against a strong Sông Lam Nghệ An team with goals from Mansaray and Ismaheel either side of the break.


Read the full match report including Official Highlights and Match Photos by clicking this link 

22nd August 2019

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City's No 15 Nguyễn Hữu Tuấn has been called into Vietnam's 27 man squad to face Thailand in the 2022 World Cup Qualifier.  Hữu Tuấn has been one of City's most consistent players this season and has shown an uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time.  www.hcmcfc.net would like to congratulate Nguyễn Hữu Tuấn on his call up.

20th August 2019


Going to Vinh on Sunday?  If you are thinking of going to Vinh City to support the team then there are a couple of ways you can get there.  Train : To arrive in Vinh in time for the 17:00 kick off on Sunday you will need to catch either the SE6 or SE8 Re-Unification Express.  The train times are : SE6 Depart HCM (Saturday) 09:00 Arrive Vinh (Sunday) 13:20

SE8 Depart HCM (Saturday) 06:00 Arrive Vinh (Sunday) 09:19  The trip takes approximately 25 hours.  Prices vary and current information can be found via the Vietnam Railways Website

You could go by bus.  This journey takes approximately 31 hours.  There are no direct buses between HCM and Vinh.  You will need to change buses in Vũng Tàu.  There are many companies to choose from.  You would probably need to leave HCM on Friday night to have any chance of making the game!!

You could fly.  Flights between HCM and Vinh take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes!!  The airport is pretty close to the city and stadium so if you chose this option you should easily make the 21:10 flight (BL555) from Vinh to HCM after the game.

Basic ground information and map details can be found by following this link to the Sông Lam Nghệ An Following City Away page.

17th August 2019

Three first half goals saw City return to winning ways with a thoroughly professional 3-1 victory over 3rd place Than Quảng Ninh at a wet SVĐ Thống Nhất in Week 21 of the 2019 Wake-Up 247 V-League 1 season. Two goals from Mansaray and a screamer from Quang Nam saw City take the points and complete the double over the visitors.

Read the full match report including Official Highlights and Match Photos by clicking this link

17th August 2019

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City take on Than Quảng Ninh tonight at the SVĐ Thống Nhất in Week 21 of the 2019 Wake-Up 247 V-League 1 season.  Kick Off is at 19:00.  After Hà Nội FC's 2-1 victory away to SHB Đà Nẵng last night, the gap at the top of the table has been increased temporarily to 8 points.  City will be looking to reduce that gap.

16th August 2019

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Defender Christian will be unavailable for selection this weekend's home game against Than Quảng Ninh after picking up a third yellow card in last Saturday's 0-2 defeat away to Quảng Nam.

13th August 2019

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It is being reported by OnSports.vn that City midfielder Trần Phi Sơn may return for Week 20 of this season's V-League 1 campaign away to Sông Lam Nghệ An.  This game is due to take place on Sunday 25th August at SVĐ Vinh kicking off at 17:00.

13th August 2019

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Tickets go on sale today for City's next home game against Than Quảng Ninh.  Tickets can be purchased from BMG Office at 115 Pasteur, Phường 6, Quận 3 between 09:00 and 17:00.  Kick Off for Saturday's game is 19:00

10th August 2019

A controversial penalty decision in first half stoppage time helped de-rail City in a frustrating away trip to Quảng Nam FC.  City eventually going down 0-2.  Both goals coming from the boot of ex-Hà Nội striker Samson who has been 'lent' to Quảng Nam as they try to climb clear of the drop zone.  Both Quảng Nam and Hà Nội are owned by the same person who is using his teams strategically to ensure Hà Nội win the Championship.  A toothless VFF is allowing this corrupt practice.   The result means that City end Week 20 in second place, five points behind Championship rivals Hà Nội FC with only 6 games left to play. 

Read the full match report including Official Highlights and Match Photos by clicking this link

9th August 2019


Provisional Dates for City's Cúp Quốc Gia Bamboo Airways 2019 Semi Final against Hà Nội FC have been released.  There are two options.  Option 1 : If Hà Nội lose their AFC Cup SF then the game will take place on Sunday 20th October.  Option 2 : If Hà Nội FC win their AFC Cup SF then the game will take place on Wednesday 23rd October.  The venue is SVĐ Hàng Đẫy and Kick Off will be at 19:00

8th August 2019


The team has arrived at Sân bay Chu Lai ahead of Saturday's game against Quảng Nam FC.  Kick Off at the  SVĐ Tam Kỳ is 17:00.  Photo Courtesy of CLB BÓNG ĐÁ TP.HCM

7th August 2019

City will be without the services of both Đỗ Văn Thuận (red card v Hà Nội) and Nguyễn Công Thành (3 yellow cards) for this weekend’s tough trip to Quảng Nam.  Kick Off is 17:00

7th August 2019

City midfielder Trần Phi Sơn is continuing his rehabilitation at the PVF Complex under the supervision of Doctor Choi Ju-young.  It is hoped that the creative playmaker can take some part at the latter end of the season.  www.hcmcfc.net wishes Phi Sơn a speedy recovery.

6th August 2019

Going to Tam Kỳ?  There are several ways to get to Tam Kỳ from HCM.  There are 5 direct trains from HCM each day with the journey taking approximately 16 hours.    The latest train that you can catch for Saturday's game is the 11:50 am train.  This arrives at 04:44 on Saturday morning.  The cost of the ticket varies - Soft Seat is đ872k or a Soft Bed will cost approx đ1.5 million. Details can be found by following this link.  You could always go by bus.  This option would see you on a bus for about 16-17 hours.  The cost of a bus ticket varies but is approximately đ350-400k.  You would need to leave on Friday at the latest to get there for Saturday's game.  Bus details can be found by following this link.  Alternatively you can fly.  Flights between HCM and  take Tam Kỳ take 1 hour and 20 minutes.  The airport is called Chu Lai and is roughly 35-40 km outside of the city.  This distance means that it is almost impossible to fly there and back in one day.  

The Supporters Club are running a bus.  Details can be found by following this link : Supporters Club Facebook page

Basic ground information and a map can be found on the Tickets Page - Following City Away

4th August 2019


City endured a frustrating evening at the SVĐ Thống Nhất before eventually going down 1-2 courtesy of a 95th minute goal to bottom of the table S. Khánh Hòa.  The result means that City end Week 19 in second place, two points behind Championship rivals Hà Nội FC. 

Read the full match report including Official Highlights and Match Photos by clicking this link

4th August 2019


City take on S. Khánh Hòa tonight at the SVĐ Thống Nhất in round 19 of the 2019 Wake-Up 247 V-League 1 season hoping to reclaim top spot after Hà Nội's 2-1 victory over B. Bình Dương last night.  Tonight's opponents are currently bottom of the league so points are vital to any potential survival.  Kick Off is at 19:00

1st August 2019

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The club has been fined đ15,000,000 for abusive language directed toward the referee during the second half of Friday's 2-2 home draw against Championship rivals Hà Nội FC.  The fine has overshadowed what was a fantastic team performance played in front of a generally well behaved attendance.  

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