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Vietnam write history, win AFF championship

By Staff reporters    DEC. 15, 2018

Entire nation is going to have a sleepless night as Vietnam won the AFF cup after an excellent return game against Malaysia.

Vietnam's national football team brought home the ASEAN Football Federation championship Saturday night, after 10 years.

They won the cup in My Dinh in 2008 and the anxiety has been high ahead of the second leg final match Saturday night, when more than 40,000 fans from Vietnam and Malaysia filled the stadium. Vietnam gained the upper hand after drawing Malaysia 2-2 in the away match on December 11 and only needed a 1-1 or goalless draw to claim the title.

My Dinh burst in screams after Nguyen Anh Duc scored from a volley inside the box in the sixth minute. Vietnam played strong defense for the rest of the game and maintained the score. Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam had an excellent performance, saving many dangerous shots.

Team won the cup plus $300,000 prize from AFF.

Midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai, who played full matches the entire tournament, was named its Most Valuable Player and received a $10,000 prize.

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