How The Vietnamese Show Their Passion For Football
People who have visited Vietnam are surprised by the beauty of its natural environment, the cheap but delicious food and the range of accommodations for every budget. If it is your first time to visit Vietnam, do not be surprised when thousands of Vietnamese fans flock to the streets of Hanoi, waving their nation’s flag and honking their car horn’s.
The party atmosphere is quite common every time the Vietnamese soccer team succeeds. In the semis of the 2018 AFC U23 Championship, Vietnamese football supporters celebrated as if their under-23 team had already won the tournament or qualified for the FIFA World Cup.
Foreign visitors in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other towns across Vietnam were astonished when they were confronted by thousands of people on the streets who were celebrating U23’s quarterfinals penalty shootout win against Iraq on a Saturday night. Similar celebrations were witnessed by visitors when the soccer team reached the semi-finals of the Asian Games tournament.
Football fans rejoiced after the game ended in a stressing 3-3 draw after extra time at the AFC U23 Championship that was being held in China. Foreign visitors were scratching their heads in disbelief why a nation celebrates when the trophy has not been won.
The last time Vietnamese fans celebrated a trophy was 10 years ago. During the 2008 AFC Championship, Vietnam made its way to the finals with Thailand. The fans were overwhelmed with joy when Vietnam won over Thailand 2-1 in the first-leg held in Bangkok. The whole country celebrated when Vietnam won the trophy after the 1-1 draw in the second-leg held in Hanoi.
Vietnam has many opportunities to make history with Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia joining United Arab Emirates in the Group G for the second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC ASEAN Asian Cup Joint Qualifiers.
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