Nam Định defeated Viettel 1-0 in the penultimate round of the National First Division Football Championship on Saturday to return to the premier V.League next season.
|Nam Định players and officials celebrate their First Division win. – Photo thethaovietnam.vn|
With the support of nearly 20,000 fans at their home turf in Thiên Trường Stadium, Nam Định played in an attacking style and secured the only goal of the match in the 25th minute, scored by Đinh Viết Tú.
Viettel tried to fight back in the remaining time but failed to break Nam Định’s stable defence.
Nam Định will be back to their familiar competition after six years.
The team, who was relegated in 2011, had to play in the Second Division in 2014. They were upgraded to the First Division a year later, and it took them two more years to return to the V.League.