Vietnam goes into raptures as AFF Cup comes home

By Staff reporters   December 15, 2018 | 09:33 pm GMT+7

Elation exploded across the nation as Vietnam won the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, ending a 10-year wait.

Vietnam goes into raptures as AFF Cup comes home

An aerial view of Hanoi's street at the historic night.

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The traffic in Saigon is frozen. All routes is filled with the fans.

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In Nha Trang, thousands of people gathered at the square and Tran Phu Street to celebrate. The street froze as more and more people flock into this area. The fans screamed out head coach and players' names in joy.

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Vietnam will get another sleepless night as citizens take to the streets to celebrate the win.

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It's no exception in Da Nang City as fans bring the flags out to celebrate.

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It's a party in Hanoi's Hue Street. Vietnam's hard fought, well earned victory will keep fans happy for days, months and years to come.

Southern Dong Nai Province explodes into joy after first AFF Cup championship in decade.

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A red parade in HCMC's Nguyen Hue Street. Vietnam's world record of having the longest unbeaten run by a national team was extended Saturday, putting a stamp on the regional dominance it has established recently.

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Hai Phong City erupts as fans light up the flares.

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Hanoi's Hang Bai Street is filled with red fans. It was a fitting end to some great football produced by the men's team over more than a month since the tournament got underway.

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Celebrations that broke out across the nation as the final whistle blew are unlikely to end tonight.

Adressing at a press conference after the final match, Vietnam's head coach Park Hang-seo said: "I am very happy. This Championship has been amazing. This is our best performance yet in the two months leading to the AFF Cup this year."

"I would like to thank everyone in the coaching team, our players and our fans as well, who have cheered for us so much today," he added.

Meanwhile, Malaysian coach Tan Cheng Hoe admitted: "Vietnam was too good in this year's AFF Cup." He added that he hoped Vietnam could continue to showcase similar performances in future tournaments.

At the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam scored an early goal to put victory virtually out of Malaysia's grasp, having scored two away goals in a first leg draw.

 
 
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