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Football fans in Ho Chi Minh City celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:50 GMT+7
Football fans in Ho Chi Minh City celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia
A man takes his grandmother to the street to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese fans are known for their willingness to celebrate any victory of their beloved football team, regardless of the class of the tournament. The latest example is celebrations in the country’s big cities on Friday night, after Vietnam secured their second straight win at the 2018 AFF Championship.

The Golden Stars beat Malaysia 2-0 at home in their second Group A game at the tournament, contested by ten nations affiliated to the ASEAN Football Federation.

In Ho Chi Minh City, football supporters flocked to the streets near the Nguyen Hue promenade in District 1 to celebrate as hard as fans of a FIFA World Cup winner can do.

The crowds in the southern metropolis are no lesser than those in Hanoi, where the match took place at the My Dinh National Stadium.

Thousands of Vietnamese people, as in many other regional football events, created a fantastic atmosphere, even though the tourney is still a couple matches away from the knock-out stage.

Vietnam national flags are sold along a street after Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnam national flags are sold along a street after Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two foreign women join the crowd of people to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two foreign women join the crowd of people to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two young men ride a bicycle that carries a Vietnam national flag at the end to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two young men ride a bicycle that carries a Vietnam national flag at the end to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A foreign man and a Vietnamese woman join the crowd of people on motorbikes touring around the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A foreign man and a Vietnamese woman join the crowd of people on motorbikes touring around the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man in a car carries a Vietnam national flag to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man in a car carries a Vietnam national flag to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
People crowd the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
People crowd the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
People take to the Phu Dong Roundabout in District 1 to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
People take to the Phu Dong Roundabout in District 1 to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese football fans in Ho Chi Minh City celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese football fans in Ho Chi Minh City celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A South Korean female fan in a typical red T-shirt often worn by Vietnamese football fans is seen at the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A South Korean female fan in a typical red T-shirt often worn by Vietnamese football fans is seen at the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
People crowd the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
People crowd the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area to celebrate Vietnam's 2-0 victory against Malaysia at the 2018 AFF Championship on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two men join the crowd of people on motorbikes touring around the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two men join the crowd of people on motorbikes touring around the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A couple carrying a pair of crutches joins the crowd of people on motorbikes touring around the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A couple carrying a pair of crutches joins the crowd of people on motorbikes touring around the Nguyen Hue pedestrian area on November 16, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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