Football fans cry then cheer as Vietnam U23 lets crown slip through fingers to Uzbekistan

By Staff Reporters   January 27, 2018 | 07:53 pm GMT+7

The cheers go on despite disappointment because the Vietnam U23 team has already won their fans' hearts. 

Many couldnt believe in their eyes. Photo by VnExpress

In Saigon's Nguyen Hue walking streets, football fans look disappointed as Uzbekistan scores at the last minute during extra timeThe entire walking street turns silent after realizing Vietnam had lost 1-2 at the AFC U23 Championship which took place in China. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen

In Quang Tri, many fans couldnt hold back their tears. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Tao

In Quang Tri, many fans can't hold back their tears. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Tao

...In Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh

...In Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh

Photo by VnExpress/Cuong Do Manh

Photo by VnExpress/Cuong Do Manh

In Nha Trang. Photo by Vnexpress/

In Nha Trang. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc

...and Saigon. Photo by Vnexpress

...and Saigon. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen

Its already amazing that we made it to the final round, but I cant help being so disappointed. For the last minute. For the whole process. But its alright, they fought in three consecutive two-hour matches. And the weather is such terrible! So we have the right to be proud if them! said Thanh Duc, student of Cao Thang college. Photo by VnExpress. 

"It's already amazing that we made it to the final round, but I can't help being so disappointed. For the last minute. For the whole process. But it's alright, they fought in three consecutive two-hour matches. And the weather is so terrible! So we have the right to be proud of them!", said Thanh Duc, student at Cao Thang college. Photo by VnExpress. 

Despite the rain, Hanoi fans stayed until the last minute, and was hugely disappointed that the team didnt win. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Du

Despite the rain, Hanoi fans stay until the last minute, and are hugely disappointed that the team didn't win. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Du

In Hanoi, many tourists also shared the same disappointment as Vietnam lost the final round. Photo by VnExpress

In Hanoi, many tourists also share the same disappointment as Vietnam lost the final round. Photo by VnExpress

Football fans could not hold back their tears as Vietnam lost the final 1-2 to Uzbekistan

Hanoians marching around Hoan Kiem Lake area. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Hung

Hanoians marching around Hoan Kiem Lake area. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Hung

In Hanoi, the cheers go on. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Hung

Sorrow soon turned into cheers In Hanoi as the team had already won everyone's heart when it defeated strong contenders like Australia, Iraq and Qatar to make it to the final. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Hung

Depute PM Vu Duc Dam read names of all the football players in Vietnams U23 team aloud at the end of the match in My Dinh National Stadium. He cried, Victory for Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh 

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam reads names of all the football players in Vietnam's U23 team aloud at the end of the match in My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi. He cries "Victory for Vietnam". Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh 

Confetti rain down Hue Street in downtown Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Dung Luong

Confetti rain down Hue Street in downtown Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Dung Luong

Football fans fly the Communist Party flag and set off flares on Hue Street. Photo by VnExpress/Dung Luong

Football fans fly the Communist Party flag and set off flares on Hue Street. Photo by VnExpress/Dung Luong

A patriotic fan holds a picture of Vietnams revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh. Photo by VnExpress/Dung Luong

A patriotic fan holds a picture of Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh. Photo by VnExpress/Dung Luong

And in Da Nang. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong

In Da Nang. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong

In Ho Chi Minh City near the iconic Bitexco tower. Photo by VnExpress

In Ho Chi Minh City near the iconic Bitexco tower. Photo by VnExpress

In Ho Chi Minh City

In Ho Chi Minh City

And in central resort town Nha Trang, a fan holds a paper cup reading Victorious Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc

And in central resort town Nha Trang, a fan holds a paper cup reading "Victorious Vietnam." Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc

 
 
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