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Downtown Saigon gets outdoor screens for SEA Games football

By Thu Hang   May 5, 2022 | 09:31 pm PT
Five giant LED screens have been installed in the Nguyen Hue pedestrian square in downtown HCMC for football fans to watch Vietnam's matches in the Southeast Asian Games.
A screen is placed at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in downtown HCMC on May 5, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Tien Dat

A screen is placed at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in downtown HCMC on May 5, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Tien Dat

Vietnam will play four games in the group stage against Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Timor Leste at 7 p.m. on May 6, 8, 13 and 15.

If Vietnam can make it to the semifinal and final rounds, the screens would remain, Vo Trong Nam, deputy director of the city Department of Culture and Sports, said.

He said Ho Chi Minh City Football Club is footing the bill for them, but did not disclose the cost.

Crowds gather to watch football at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in 2018. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

Crowds gather to watch football at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in 2018. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

Large outdoor screens have been set up on Nguyen Hue for years but not for the last two years when Covid-19 precluded it.

The 31st SEA Games, a biennial regional multi-sport event, will be held in Hanoi and several northern provinces this month.

Vietnam are the defending champions in football.

 
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