HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam has set a goal of advancing to the football final at the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games slated for August in Malaysia, the Vietnam Football Federation announced on Friday.

To prepare for the coming SEA Games, Vietnam's U-22 football squad convened in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, and will play their first friendly match against Malaysia on Feb. 7.

In addition, the federation has signed a contract with German health expert Sebastian Mathias Schoch with experience in injury treatment. Schoch is scheduled to fly to Vietnam early next month to assist Vietnamese head coach Nguyen Huu Thang with the country's U-23 and U-20 teams during duties at home and abroad.

Vietnam's U-20 squad will take part in the U-20 FIFA World Cup slated for May in South Korea.

BUENOS AIRES Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Basse 5803 Sable Femme Acheter , Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Argentina coach Gerardo Martino expects Brazil to adopt a counter-attacking game plan when the sides meet in their World Cup qualifier here on Thursday.?

Brazil are forecast to begin the match with Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa alongside Neymar in attack, prioritizing transitional speed ahead of possession.?

?"I think it will be a match in which attacking should permit us to have less defensive worries," Martino told a press conference on Wednesday.

"It will determine if we are going to suffer more or less from quick breaks by Brazil, who will surely wait for us in their own half."

Argentina will be without injured forwards Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez for the match at the Monumental stadium.

Their absence has created a new chance for Gonzalo Higuain, who returns after being overlooked for the Albiceleste's first two qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay.

Higuain is equal top scorer in Italy's Serie A this season with nine goals from 12 matches.

"His call-up comes at a good time for him in the Italian league and we hope that he can show that form for the national team," Martino said.

Argentina are currently seventh in the South American zone standings while Brazil are fifth.??

BEIJING Moins Cher Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Basse 5803 Noir , Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- China will open wider to create and share development opportunities with other countries, Premier Li Keqiang said here Saturday

Li made the remarks one day ahead of China's National Day on Oct. 1, when addressing a reception at the Great Hall of the People.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, together with other senior leaders including Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Triplet 1873 Noir Outlet , as well as some 1,200 people from home and abroad attended the reception.

China will make new contributions to global governance and the promotion of world peace and development, said Li.

Li summarized the major events in 2017 and highlighted the improvement in economic structure, drop in overcapacity and booming entrepreneurial and innovation activities.

"All these are testimony to the great vitality, potential and resilience of the Chinese economy," said Li.

Looking forward, he said China will work to maintain steady and sound economic development Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Triplet 1873 Camel Outlet , strive for greater social progress and deliver an ever better life to the people.

"We will ensure that people's essential needs are well met, and that our people will have fewer worries and complaints and lead a more fulfilling and happier life," Li said.

Li also reiterated the "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong and Macao affairs.

Regarding ties across the Taiwan Strait, Li said the Chinese mainland will continue to uphold the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus as the political foundation, and firmly oppose "Taiwan independence."

"[We will] work with our compatriots on Taiwan and all those who support the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations to move toward the complete reunification of the motherland," said Li.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has kicked off Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Triplet 1873 Gris Acheter , making soccer-crazy China even crazier. The tournament, which is held every four years and is one of the world's biggest sporting events and money spinners, is ubiquitous. Soccer-related articles dominate the Internet, television, radio, newspapers and social networking sites, and the competition is the main topic of conversation in cafes Pas Cher Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Triplet 1873 Sable , bars, offices and factories across the country.

While it's ultrafashionable to talk about soccer - after all, who doesn't love "the beautiful game", as it's known to billions across the globe - the sport's massive following in China is slightly baffling to non-aficionados. Although China is always at, or close to, the top of the medals tables at the Olympic Games, the country's national soccer team has been historically poor Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Bling Triplet Haute 1007252 Noir Soldes , and has only played in the group stages of the tournament once, way back in 2002

Although China was highly unlikely to progress to the later rounds that year - hardly surprising, given that the team played three games and didn't score a single goal - interest was at fever pitch. Even high schools, where students were under pressure just days ahead of the national university entrance exam, suspended classes so the youngsters, and, one suspects Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Mini 3352 Femme Camel Outlet , their teachers, could watch the national team play on the biggest stage of them all.

Even sports that China excels at internationally, such as table tennis, badminton, diving and volleyball, are swamped by the attention lavished on soccer. The modern game officially began in England, but Bottes Ugg Bailey Button Mini 3352 Femme Noir France , according to some Chinese historians, an ancient version was played in China more than 2,000 years ago.

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