Vietnamese veterans will play friendly matches against former Manchester United and Liverpool stars in a two-day competition in Hanoi on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. The friendly tour, Masters Vietnam, organised by the Vietnam Football Federation and DC media company, will take place at 40,000-seat My Dinh National Stadium.

The 31-man Vietnam squad, which is coached by Tran Duy Long, is scheduled to gather for training on Nov. 17, in preparation for the games against the ex-Premier players.

Former Army striker, Nguyen Cao Cuong, who was voted the best Vietnamese player in 20 years, will wear the captains armband, teaming up with three-time Golden Ball winner, Le Huynh Duc and former Southeast Asian best player, Nguyen Hong Son.

As scheduled, the veterans from Liverpool and Man Utd will touch down Hanoi ’s Noi Bai Airport at 8.45 am on Nov. 18.
On the same day, former Liverpool and England midfielder, Steve McManaman and former Man Utd striker Andy Cole will take part in a press conference at the Vietnam History Museum at 4pm, No 1 Trang Tien Street.

The organising committee will also hold a gala dinner at the museum for the players to meet Vietnamese fans.

Veterans Jason McAteer, John Barnes and Don Hutchison of Liverpool and former Man Utd players Andrei Kanchelskis, Clayton Blackmore, Vivian Anderson, David May and Jesper Blomqvist are expected to join the friendly tour.

At a press conference in Hanoi last month, Man Utd’s Vivian Anderson and David May said they hope othe former Premier League’s stars will want to play in Vietnam too.
Man Utd will take on Vietnam on Nov. 19 and Liverpool ’s veterans will then play against the host team the following day.
The Masters football tour, which debuted in 1998, has drawn many retired players from famous clubs in the English Premiership to compete in friendlies.

Ticket prices start at 100,000 VND (5.3 USD) to 600,000 VND (32 USD) and are available at My Dinh National Stadium and Hang Day Stadium or through