Vietnam's player of the year Phan Van Tai Em apparently doesn't think much of his national soccer team. Why else would he schedule his wedding on the same day as the quarter-final matchups of the Asian Cup?
That's right, Phan planned his wedding far in advance of the Asian Cup, and as luck would have it, Vietnam advanced to the knockout round of the Asian Cup for the first time in 47 years and the team's matchup with Iraq fell on the same day as his wedding.
So what did Phan do?
He left his team in the cold and went to his wedding. I think if you did this in Colombia you'd be shot on the spot.
"It's very disappointing that he has no confidence in his team, or he would not have arranged his wedding for the same day as the quarter-finals," head coach Alfred Reidl said.
Vietnam wound up losing to Iraq 2-0 on Saturday. Good for Iraq, I had no idea they had a soccer team.
As for Phan, me thinks this may upset his countrymen just a bit.