U19 team receives VND480 million gift from Brunei King

(VOV) -The 29th Brunei King has given VND480 million (roughly US$23,000) to the Vietnam U19 team as a token of appreciation for participating the 2014 Southeast Asian Football Championships ongoing in Brunei from August 8 to 23.

King Hassal Bolkiah has also provided the U19 team, the brainchild of Brunei’s King Hassanal Bolkiah, with free accommodation and travel. The King provided all other competitors at the tournament similar benefits to Vietnam.

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As scheduled, the Vietnam U19 squad plays in the final match of Group B against Cambodian footballers in hopes of getting a berth to the semi-finals.

The King is famous for his enormous wealth and generosity thanks to his huge assets reportedly worth tens of US billions of dollars. He is said to own two helicopters, more than 6,000 cars, one Airbus 340, and a 1,788-room palace.