A two-year sponsorship deal was signed between Panasonic and the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) on March 28.

As part of the deal, Panasonic will sponsor the national men's and women's football teams and Olympic team in preparation for upcoming events such as the qualifying rounds of the 2014 World Cup, the 2012 London Olympics and the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia this November.

The value of the deal was not revealed, but according to VFF Chairman Nguyen Trong Hy, it was the highest ever.

Shinichi Wakita, general director of Panasonic in Vietnam , said the deal was aimed at developing Vietnamese football to a new level./.