Three Vietnamese football talents aged 13-14 are expected to receive scholarships from Hungary so as to be trained in this Central European nation for multiple years to become professional players.
These are among 200 scholarships that Hungary will offer for Vietnamese students to follow higher education involving sports at top universities in the European country, heard attendees at a recent meeting between Vietnam Sports Administration and a Hungarian Olympic Committee delegation.
Szabo Bence, director of the House of Hungary at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, said the Hungarian Olympic Committee mapped out many programs to promote sports cooperation with Vietnam.
As part of these programs, three Vietnamese football talents at the given age will be trained to meet international levels and come back home to contribute to Vietnamese football.
The Vietnam Sports Administration and Vietnam Football Federation will jointly select the three young talents in the field.
Given the close cooperation between the two countries’ sports authorities, many talented Vietnamese athletes were sent to Hungary for training, including weightlifter Tran Le Quoc Toan.
Vietnam’s national swimming team is undergoing training in Hungary to prepare for the 32nd Southeast Asian Games, which takes place from May 5 to 17 this year in Cambodia, and the 2022 Asian Games, scheduled to kick off in September this year in China.
Also, Nguyen Huy Hoang, top swimmer of Vietnam’s national swimming team, is being trained in Hungary.
The Vietnam Sports Administration proposed the Hungarian side continue its support for Vietnam’s sports sector, especially in such sports as swimming, fencing, weightlifting, and wrestling.