The Import-Export Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Eximbank) will sponsor all professional national football events this year.

It is the third time Eximbank has been the main sponsor for the national football league. However, in addition to the V-League, Eximbank will also sponsor the National First Division this year.

V-League 2012 is scheduled to take place from March 2 to August 25 with the participation of 12 clubs who will play in a two-round league format (home-away).

The winner will receive 4 billion VND (190,000 USD), while the runners-up will get 2 billion VND (95,000 USD) and 1 billion VND (47,000 USD) respectively.

Meanwhile, the champions of the National First Division Football Tournament and National Cup will get 47,000 USD each.-VNA