Fans hit the streets as Vietnam beat strong opponent Thailand

By Staff reporters   March 26, 2019 | 11:50 pm GMT+7

Fans were in for a pleasant surprise as Vietnam beat Thailand with an emphatic 4-0 scoreline and entered the 2020 AFC U23 Championship.

Vietnam qualify for AFC U23 Championship, joyful fans hit the streets

Le Anh Duy and his family went to Hoan Kiem Lake in central Hanoi as soon as the game ended. "I'm so happy that we won against Thailand today. They were always a tough opponent to beat in the region," Duy said.

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An old man hit the street, held a big Vietnam flag on his bike.

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A family joined the celebration with horns and flags ready.

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The joy of a long-time fan, 70-year-old Nguyen Van Hao, as he was wearing a headband and holding a horn cheering for the win.

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Outside My Dinh Stadium, fans began the parade, waving flags and drawings of coach Park Hang-seo.

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Instead of popping a bottle of champagne, this man popped a fire extinguisher in extreme happiness.

Fans blow toy trumpets, beat dinner trays and and chant "Vietnam" on the street. Video by Gia Chinh

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This man sacrificed his dinner tray and used it for the celebration.

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Fans flock into Hoan Kiem Lake area, created an amazing atmosphere here.

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While people were celebrating, the police had to watch them and make sure things don't go overboard.

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The joy of a little fan.

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Not just Vietnam flags but South Korean flags are waved on the street as a thank you for Park Hang-seo.

 
 
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