The new season of the nation’s top-tier football league, V-League 2014, is scheduled to take place from January 11 to August 31, featuring competitions from 13 teams, according to Nhan Dan newspaper.

The official dates and schedules for league matches were decided by the Vietnam Professional Football Company (VPF) at a meeting in Hanoi on November 21.

The National First Division Football Tournament will be held between March 15 and June 28, with the participation of eight clubs

The teams will battle it out in a double round-robin format, with matches at home and away, to decide the top scorers and overall champions.

The new football season will open on January 4 with the 2013 Vietnamese Super Cup clash between reigning V-League champions Hanoi T&T and 2013 National Cup winners XM The Vissai Ninh Binh.-VNA