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Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

By Quynh Tran   May 13, 2022 | 08:28 am PT
When Vietnam opened the score against Myanmar in SEA Games 31 Friday night, the atmosphere at HCMC’s Nguyen Hue walking street turned into a celebration.
Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

Thousands have presented at the walking street from 6 p.m., one hour before the game. Five large LCD screens were installed in this area to serve the fans.

Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

In the first half, fans were hoping for a goal but Vietnam couldn’t score despite having many chances.

Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

Three kids stood under the raincoat of their father to watch the game on the screen.

Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

The atmosphere were getting intense mid-second half when Vietnam still couldn’t find a goal.

Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

The street nearly exploded when captain Do Hung Dung scored for Vietnam. That was also the only goal of the game.

Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

“I nearly cried when Vietnam opened the score,” Hong said.

Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

Tu Chi, 19 and her friend were extremely excited after the goal.

Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

A group of fans in red shirts turned up the atmosphere of the walking street with drums, flags and banners.

Fans celebrate Vietnam’s victory over Myanmar

Thuc, 23 and his friend celebrated when Vietnam scored and won 1-0. The win put Vietnam to the top of group A with 7 points after three games.

“The team were struggling against the opponent’s defensive play in the first half. But us fans still believe in a win for the team and they players didn’t let us down,” Thuc said.

Foreigners join the football craze on Nguyen Hue Street.

 
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