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Patients watch Vietnam-Malaysia AFF final before large screens installed by Saigon hospitals

Patients watch Vietnam-Malaysia AFF final before large screens installed by Saigon hospitals

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 12:00 GMT+7
Patients watch Vietnam-Malaysia AFF final before large screens installed by Saigon hospitals
A child patient hits two metal pot lids against each other as Vietnam plays Malaysia during the ASEAN Football Federation final, at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Two major infirmaries in Ho Chi Minh City put up large flat-panel displays on the premises so that patients and relatives had a chance to watch the the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship final between Vietnam and Malaysia on Saturday night.

The Cho Ray Hospital provided four 42-inch liquid-crystal-display televisions on the institution’s ground floor, while the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City arranged 500 seats in front of a larg-size LED display for the same purpose.

The football watching events were held to give patients the excitement from supporting Vietnam during the match, which ended 1-0 in favor of the Golden Stars.

Cho Ray also gave gratis bottled drinking water and flags and headbands.

Patients watch the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Patients watch the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Patients and relatives watch the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Patients and relatives watch the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The audience included child patients and adults with cancer who were recovering from surgeries.

One of the patients said if Vietnam won, he would ask for permission the hospital to take to the streets in celebration of the victory.

The possiblity became real on Saturday when Vietnam secured the regional AFF title ten years after they first became the champion of the tournament in 2008.

A patient watches the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A patient watches the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A child patient watches the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A child patient watches the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Patients and relatives watch the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Patients and relatives watch the ASEAN Football Federation final between Vietnam and Malaysia at the the Oncology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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