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Places to watch AFC U23 Championship final in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 09:00 GMT+7

A variety of locations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are set up to live stream the 2018 AFC U23 Championship finale for large audiences, allowing local football supporters to jointly witness the intense battle between Vietnam and Uzbekistan.

The final game of the football tourney is scheduled to take place at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Center in China at 3:00 pm on Saturday (Vietnam time).

Many Vietnamese have decided to fly to China as they want to personally experience the once-in-a-lifetime event.

Local residents are still able to watch the game live on VTV6, VTV2, and Fox Sports with Vietnamese and English commentaries, respectively, at the comfort of their homes.

However, the majority of people wish to watch the finale and cheer for the national team alongside their friends, family members, as well as other fellow football supporters.

A coffee shop in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City is filled with people during the Vietnam- Qatar game on January 23. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A coffee shop in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City is filled with people during the Vietnam-Qatar game on January 23, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

To meet such demand, multiple places across Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have prepared for the live-streaming of the battle and will present it in front of large crowds and audiences.

In Hanoi, major sports stadiums such as My Dinh and Hang Day will air the games on their screens.

The municipal Department of Culture and Sports will also equip 15 widescreens, measuring from 60 to 120 square meters, at the Hoan Kiem Walking Street, Cach Mang Thang 8 Square, Hoa Binh Park, Thong Nhat Park, Ly Thai To Flower Garden, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, and Ly Tu Trong Flower Garden.

Local schools such as the National Economics University, University of Science and Technology, and Thuongmai (Trade) Univeristy, are also expected to live-stream the game.

In Ho Chi Minh City, a total of 10 LED screens, seven meters high and 12.5 meters long, will be installed along the Nguyen Hue Walking Street.

The live broadcast will also be displayed on the big screens at the Youth Cultural House.

A large audience at the Hoang Mai District gymnasium in Hanoi on January 23. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A large audience at the Hoang Mai District gymnasium in Hanoi on January 23, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Foreigners can view the football game at bars and coffee shops along Bui Vien and nearby streets, which are located in the city’s ‘backpacker area.’

Cinema chains CJ CGV and BHD Star have announced that the Vietnam-Uzbekistan game will be aired on the big screens of their theaters.

CJ CGV will prioritize the seats to customers who have ordered a drink and popcorn combo. The managers also advise fans to arrive early as the number of seats is limited.

The lists of CGV theaters which will live-stream the game is being updated here.

Seven theaters of BHD Star Cineplex in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will open free-of-charge to all customers.

In addition, football supports can also easily enjoy the historic game at any coffee shop across the country.

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