|The VFF has been fined US$12,500 for its fans burned flares at the recent Asian Games in Indonesia. — Photo baophapluat.vn
The incident occurred during Vietnam’s 1-3 semi-final defeat to the Republic of Korea on August 29.
According to the AFC, Vietnam violated their code of discipline and ethics and failed to ensure safety and security during the match.
The AFC warned that if Vietnamese fans continue to use flares at international events, stricter discipline will be enforced.
"Next time, Vietnam will attend the AFF Cup, the 2019 Asian Cup and other tournaments, so I hope the home fans will not be so enthusiastic they affect the VFF and the national team,” Le Hoai Anh, VFF’s general secretary said.
Earlier, the AFC also fined the VFF US$15,000 for failing to stop Vietnamese fans from lighting flares during the 2019 Asian Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium last year.