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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 24 / 17

Vietnam Football Federation Deputy General Secretary DUONG NGHIEP KHOI  will retire on Tuesday, "ending his 13 years' association with the national football community." One of the "most experienced officials" in the VFF, he cited health reasons for quitting ( VIETNAM NEWS, 1/23 ). ... JUAN ...

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