Fans across Vietnam storm streets to celebrate victory over Qatar in U23 Asian Cup

By Staff Reporters   January 23, 2018 | 07:28 pm GMT+7

The streets are exploding as football fans celebrate Vietnam’s historic win in the AFC U23 Championship semifinals.

In Saigon, thousands of fans have poured into the city center to celebrate the national teams historic win in the AFC Semifinal. Across the streets from Nguyen Hue, Ham Nghi, Ton Duc Thang to Nguyen Thai Hoc, the street is full of cheering football supporters wearing red shirts and raising national flags. Im so happy! Our class saw the match together and we burst into screaming and tears when Van Thanh scored. Thanks to the players, thanks  to the coach! Now well head to celebrate, Minh Nguyen, a student at Cao Thang college said, as hundreds of students came to the Ho Chi Minh statue and sang the national song. Photo by Vnexpress/Duy Tran

In Saigon, thousands of fans have poured into the city center to celebrate the national team’s historic win in the AFC U23 Championship’s semifinal. All the main streets, from Nguyen Hue, Ham Nghi, Ton Duc Thang to Nguyen Thai Hoc, are full of supporters in red t-shirts waving national flags. “I’m so happy! Our class saw the match together and we burst into screams and tears when Van Thanh scored. Thanks to the players, thanks to the coach! Now we’ll head to celebrate,” Minh Nguyen, a student at Cao Thang college says as hundreds of students come to the Ho Chi Minh statue and sing the national anthem. Photo by Vnexpress/Duy Tran

Traffic jam is expected on the main streets of Saigon. Photo by Vnexpress

Expect traffic jams on the main streets of Saigon. Photo by VnExpress

Saigon fans cheered on as footballer Van Thanh made the historic score, bringing the final victory to the U23 team. Photo by Vnexpress/Nguyen Thanh 

Saigon fans cheer as footballer Van Thanh makes the historic score, bringing the final victory to the U23 team. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Thanh 

In Dong Nai province, hundreds also came to Bien Hoa city center to celebrate the teams victory. Traffic police have been on the guards to guarantee safety for roadusers. Photo by Vnexpress/Phuoc Tuan

In Dong Nai Province in the Mekong Delta, hundreds have also come to Bien Hoa city center to celebrate the team’s victory. Traffic police have been on guard to guarantee safety. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan

Da Nang fans cheered on. Photo by Vnexpress/Nguyen Dong

Da Nang fans cheer on. Photo by Vnexpress/Nguyen Dong

In Ca Mau, the main streets are also crowded. Photo by Vnexpress/Phuc Hung

In Ca Mau, the main streets are also crowded. Photo by Vnexpress/Phuc Hung

 

Nha Trang football fans stormed to the main square to celebrate the victory. I cant describe this feeling, said Ngoc, a father of two who also took his children to the streets. Photo by Vnexpress/Xuan Ngoc

Nha Trang football fans storm the main square to celebrate the victory. “I can’t describe this feeling”, says Ngoc, a father of two who has taken his children to the streets. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc

In Hanoi, fans cheered on at Hang Day stadium as U-23 Vietnam won the penalties against Qatar. Photo by Vnexpress/Ngoc Thanh

In Hanoi, fans cheer on at Hang Day stadium as U23 Vietnam win 4-3 on the penalties against Qatar. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh

The national flag is everywhere on the streets of Vietnamese cities. 

The national flag is everywhere on the streets of Vietnamese cities. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh

Hanoi fans brought pans and pots to the street to celebrate the night. Photo by Vnexpress/Giang Huy

Hanoi fans bring pans and pots to the streets to celebrate during the night. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy

The Old Quarter is filled with the wild Vietnamese fans. Photo by Vnexpress/Giang Huy. 

The Old Quarter in Hanoi is filled with the wild Vietnamese fans. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc personally called the U23 team to congratulate them on their semifinal victory. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.

Meanwhile, deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam joins the crowds by Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.

Meanwhile, deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam joins the crowds by Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/N.T.

 

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