Vietnamese fans are AFF Cup 2018 cheering champs

By Cam Anh   December 13, 2018 | 07:50 am GMT+7

The mightiest roar of the AFF Suzuki Cup this year erupted from Vietnamese fans, say organizers.

When midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai of Vietnam’s men’s national football team scored the first goal against Philippines in their second leg semifinal at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi last Thursday, the celebratory cheer that erupted from the fans soared to 121.7dB, the loudest heard at the AFF Cup this year.

A loud clap of thunder from a nearby storm measures roughly 120dB.

Second in line are Malaysian fans, whose cheers reached 117dB during their national team’s match against Laos at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Malaysia on November 13.

Vietnamese fans let out the loudest cheers during the Vietnam v. the Philippines semifinal last Thursday. Photo courtesy of AFF Suzuki Cup

Vietnamese fans let out the loudest cheers during the Vietnam v. the Philippines semifinal match last Thursday. Photo courtesy of AFF Suzuki Cup

Prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can lead to permanent hearing damage, according to health experts.

Environmental noise exposure is responsible for a range of health effects, including increased risk of ischaemic heart disease as well as sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment among children, annoyance, stress-related mental health risks, and tinnitus, according to the World Health Organization.

Vietnam is preparing for the final showdown of the tournament against Malaysia this Saturday at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi. The first leg of the final concluded Tuesday night with a 2-2 tie.

To secure the cup, Vietnam would need to aim for an outright win, or a 1-1 or a goalless draw at the least.

As usual, the Saturday match will be broadcast live on national television and reported live on VnExpress International, so stay tuned!

Take a look at some of the best moments from the Vietnam v. Philippines match last Thursday.

 
 
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