Vietnam’s dissident footballers take aim at politics

This photo taken on July 9, 2017 shows members of the No-U FC squad warming up prior to their weekly football match at a local pitch in Hanoi. -AFP filepic

HANOI: A group of old pals trot onto the pitch for what looks like an ordinary football match in Vietnam.

But it is actually a sly act of subversion in the authoritarian state, where this team of political dissidents has turned to football to circumvent government efforts to block their meetings.

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