Vietnam U23, the victors in the hearts of millions of Vietnamese fans

Saturday, 2018-01-27 16:36:04
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Thousands of fans still pour down streets with national flags after the final match concludes. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)
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NDO – Vietnam U23 dropped their historic AFC championship title after succumbing to a narrow 1-2 defeat to Uzbekistan in the final of the 2018 competition in China on January 27. However, with their brave fighting spirit until the last minute, Park Hang-seo’s players have become the victors in the hearts of millions of Vietnamese football lovers.

* Vietnam finish as runners-up at AFC U23 Championship

The rain in Hanoi cannot prevent fans from approaching the streets in the inner city.

The chants “Vietnam, champions” still echo loudly despite the increasingly heavy rain. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

As a promise with Vietnam U23 players, local fans still pour down streets to celebrate the team’s historic achievement, despite their loss in the final. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

At around 9pm, the Hanoi streets are still crowded with local fans. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

Each group of people still cheer loudly in the heavy rain. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

Joy still exists on the faces of Vietnamese fans. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

With local fans, Vietnam U23 are the real champions.