On July 29, at Dong Nai Provincial Sports and Training Center stadium, Dong Nai Newspaper and the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Department of Education and Training opened the Dong Nai Newspaper's Children Football Tournament 2023. Attending the opening ceremony were Dong Nai authorities, 11 football teams from districts and cities in the province and THACO, the tournament sponsor.


The event is an annual tournament which has been enthusiastically supported by parents and schools over the past 18 years. Up to now, the tournament has become a traditional summer activity for local children, at which they can exercise more and improve their football skills. With this type of tournament, the local football units will have more chance to discover new young talents for their development.


After the opening ceremony, the kickoff match was between the U11 Long Khanh against the defending champion U11 Bien Hoa. With a better squad, Bien Hoa won 7-1, closing the match. The tournament will take place from July 29 to August 4, 2023.