S.Korea and Vietnam bound by soccer hero and a prince

Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo's raging popularity is just the tip of the iceberg of the swiftly deepening ties between South Korea and Vietnam.
Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo's raging popularity is just the tip of the iceberg of the swiftly deepening ties between South Korea and Vietnam.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SEOUL - He's no K-pop star, but in Vietnam, 60-year-old Park Hang-seo is as recognisable and as popular as one.

The head coach of Vietnam's national soccer team became a hero early last year after guiding the youth squad into the finals of the Asian Football Confederation under-23 championship for the first time. The team won a silver medal.

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