VOV.VN - Both the Vietnamese men and women's football teams were given big bonuses for winning golds at SEA Games 31.
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) decided to award VND2 billion, equal to US$86,000, to the Vietnamese women's team following their 1-0 win over Thailand in the final match on May 21.
Coach Mai Duc Chung and his students also received bonuses worth VND1 billion from Quang Ninh province, VND1 billion from Tuan Chau Group and Thanh Nien Newspaper, VND500 million from TTP Coal Corporation, and VND100 million from the SEA Games Organising Committee.
Most notably, FE Credit Company also decided to award a sum of VND3 billion to the team.
As a result, the total reward for the Vietnamese women's football team has reached VND7.6 billion, equivalent to US$328,000.
Meanwhile, after beating Thailand 1-0 in the final match on May 22, the Vietnamese men’s football team were immediately given VND2 billion by the VFF.
The Vietnam Sports Administration also presented VND100 million to the winning team.
The U23 squad previously received VND1 billion from the VFF following their victory over Malaysia in the semifinals.
The rewards for the men’s team have so far added up to over VND3 billion, with the number expected to continue rising over the coming days.
Along with these bonuses, Vietravel Airlines decided to give each member of both men’ and women’s teams a pair of flight tickets to the Republic of Korea, with a total value of more than VND2 billion, along with its Platinum Membership Card.