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Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

By Staff reporters   May 22, 2022 | 08:08 am PT
Football fans nationwide hit the streets in massive numbers, recreating scenes of frenzied pre-pandemic jubilation after Vietnam beat Thailand to claim the SEA Games 31 gold Sunday night.
Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

The Hai Ba Trung Street in Hanoi erupts after the referee blows the final whistle.

Vietnam defeated Thailand 1-0 with the winning goal scored by Nham Manh Dung in the 84th minute.

Photo by Gia Chinh

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

A crowd in downtown Hanoi were in a state of extreme excitement after the game.

Photo by Gia Chinh

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

Fans greet each other on Ton Duc Thang Street in HCMC's downtown District 1.

Photo by Quynh Tran

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

Ecstatic fans said it had been a long time since they'd been able to celebrate Vietnam's victory on the streets because of Covid-19.

Photo by Quynh Tran

Celebration in Da Nang.

Video by Nguyen Dong

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

Hue residents flocked to the streets and headed for the downtown area in great numbers. The sounds of cheers and horns filled the air and could be heard from afar.

Photo by Vo Thanh

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

Cheerleaders in Vung Tau.

Photo by Dang Khoa

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

Several foreigners in HCMC joined locals in celebrating the victory.

“I’m just traveling here and I think the way that Vietnamese enjoy football is really incredible,” said Peter, a Dutch tourist.

Photo by Dinh Van

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

A man uses pan lids to celebrate the victory in the Mekong Delta's Dong Thap Province.

Photo by Ngoc Tai

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

In Bien Hoa Town, Dong Nai Province, animated fans were out in force on the streets after the match.

Photo by Phuoc Tuan

Vietnam celebration spills out into the streets

The streets were overflowing with people in the Mekong Delta’s Long An Province, which borders HCMC.

Photo by Hoang Nam

Celebration in HCMC.

Celebration in Hanoi.

 
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