It looks like the Vietnam national soccer team has extra motivation to practice hard in the next two months.
Popular Vietnamese actress and model Diem My, who is known to be an ardent supporter of her country’s soccer team, amused Japanese net users last week when she declared that she would reward each member of the Vietnam national soccer team with a kiss if they manage to win the upcoming Southeast Asian Games tournament. Not to sound shallow or anything, but that sounds like one heck of a deal!
The Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) is a biennial multi-sport event between athletes representing 11 different member nations of Southeast Asia. Incidentally, Singapore will host the 28th SEA Games this year from June 5-16, in which approximately 7,000 athletes will compete in 36 different sports.
Unsurprisingly, one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Games is the soccer tournament. Diem My, a popular Vietnamese actress and model, recently promised to give each player on the Vietnamese team, plus team manager and Japanese national Toshiya Miura, a celebratory kiss if they’re able to win the tournament.
Here are some clips of the lovely Diem My:
My had previously promised to kiss everyone on the team if Vietnam either won or drew against Japan in the AFC U-23 Championship qualifying match on March 29th. Sadly, the team members were unable to collect their prize since as they lost 0-2 to Japan. The team did go on to win 7-0 against Macau on the 31st; however, as that was predicted to be an easy victory from the start, My didn’t offer a reward for winning that match.
We hope the team is now working their hardest in order to secure a spot, and kiss, at the top of the SEA Games tournament!